VMware Site Recovery Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.1] - On Demand

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This training course gives experienced VMware vSphere® administrators the knowledge to install, configure, and manage VMware Site Recovery Manager™ 6.1. This course also shows you how to write and test disaster recovery plans that use Site Recovery Manager.

Objectives:   By the end of the course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
•  Summarize the components of Site Recovery Manager architecture
•  Install Site Recovery Manager software
•  Describe the principal disaster recovery topologies that are used with Site Recovery Manager
•  Configure inventory and resource mappings
•  Describe the storage replication options that are used with Site Recovery Manager
•  Describe VMware vSphere® Replication™ functionality
•  Describe the vSphere Replication architecture
•  Deploy and configure vSphere Replication for use with Site Recovery Manager
•  Build Site Recovery Manager protection groups based on vSphere Replication
•  Build, edit, execute, test, and remove a recovery plan
•  Perform a planned migration
•  Perform reprotect and failback using Site Recovery Manager and vSphere Replication

Product Alignment
•  VMware vCenter™ Site Recovery Manager™ [V6.0]
•  VMware Site Recovery Manager [V6.1]
Intended Audience:   vSphere administrators, architects, system engineers, and systems integrators who are responsible for the deployment or management of Site Recovery Manager
Prerequisites:   This class requires completion of one of the following courses:
•  VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6]
•  VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V6]
•  VMware vSphere: What’s New [V5.5 to V6]
•  VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting Workshop [V5.5]
Or equivalent knowledge and administration experience with VMware ESXi™ and VMware vCenter Server™.
Outline:   1  Course Introduction
•  Outline the necessary information to effectively undertake this course
•  Identify resources for additional information
•  Outline an overview of Site Recovery Manager

2  Overview and Architecture
•  Examine disaster recovery options with Site Recovery Manager
•  Describe Site Recovery Manager integration with VMware vSphere® Web Client
•  Discuss Site Recovery Manager features
•  Analyze Site Recovery Manager storage policies and integration options
•  Discuss how Site Recovery Manager supports several disaster recovery topologies
•  Identify use cases for Site Recovery Manager across various scenarios
•  Compare disaster recovery with VMware vCloud® Air™ and Site Recovery Manager

3  Installing Site Recovery Manager
•  Identify the necessary components to deploy and use Site Recovery Manager
•  Describe prerequisites for installing a Site Recovery Manager server and the associated database
•  Describe prerequisites for the Site Recovery Manager database
•  Discuss requirements for VMware ESXi™ hosts and virtual machines with which Site Recovery Manager operates
•  Install the Site Recovery Manager software
•  Describe the Site Recovery Manager site-pairing process
•  Define the credentials required for Site Recovery Manager site pairing

4  Configuring Inventory Mappings
•  Outline the importance of inventory mappings
•  Examine configuration options for inventory mappings
•  Outline the importance of placeholders

5  Storage Replication
•  Describe array-based replication
•  Describe vSphere Replication
•  Compare Site Recovery Manager storage replication options

6  Deploying Replication
•  Describe storage replication adapters
•  Describe the process for adding an array manager in Site Recovery Manager
•  Explore vSphere Replication architecture
•  Examine vSphere Replication functionality
•  Formulate use cases for vSphere Replication
•  Deploy a vSphere Replication appliance
•  Configure vSphere Replication appliance settings
•  Configure a vSphere Replication appliance connection
•  Deploy a vSphere Replication server
•  Register a vSphere Replication server

7  Configuring vSphere Replication
•  Configure vSphere Replication for virtual machines
•  Explain the importance of datastore mappings
•  Describe vSphere Replication recovery point objective scheduling
•  Describe the vSphere Replication disk transfer protocol

8  Building Protection Groups
•  Define protection group functionality
•  Examine the differences between array-based protection group, protection groups based on vSphere Replication, and storage profile protection groups
•  Create a protection group
•  Discuss protection group settings
•  Remove protection from a virtual machine
•  Create a storage profile protection group

9  Building Recovery Plans
•  Discuss recovery plan concepts
•  List recovery plan steps
•  Discuss network planning
•  Discuss customization options in recovery planning
•  Recognize Site Recovery Manager alarm options
•  Outline how to implement a recovery plan
•  Investigate recovery plan options
•  Describe the customization of recovery plans

10  Testing and Running a Recovery Plan
•  Discuss use cases for Site Recovery Manager
•  Describe planned migration
•  Identify Site Recovery Manager workflows
•  Discuss the importance of VMware vSphere® VMFS resignaturing
•  Examine Site Recovery Manager integration with various vSphere technologies
•  Outline how to conduct a recovery plan test
•  Perform recovery plan test execution
•  Identify the effects on the storage layer during recovery steps
•  Review recovery plan reports
•  Explain a recovery plan execution in planned migration or disaster recovery mode
•  Understand storage layer changes for plan execution types
•  Identify the recovery steps for each execution type
•  Describe how to reprotect a data center
•  Examine failback steps