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VMware Site Recovery Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.1] - On Demand
Format: Lab
Length: 45 Days

Overview: :
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.

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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.


  • 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™.


  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