Site Recovery Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [V8.2]

Session Detail:    Classroom, Virtual 2 Day

This two-day, hands-on training course gives experienced VMware vSphere® administrators the knowledge to install, configure, and manage VMware Site Recovery Manager™ 8.2. This course also shows you how to write and test disaster recovery plans that use Site Recovery Manager. Note: This course is based on beta software.


This class requires completion of one of the following courses:

  • VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V6.x]
  • VMware vSphere: Fast Track [V6.x]
  • VMware vSphere: What’s New [V5.5 to V6.x]
  • VMware vSphere: Troubleshooting Workshop [V6.x]
  • Or equivalent knowledge and administration experience with VMware ESXi™ and VMware vCenter Server™

Who Can Benefit

vSphere administrators, architects, system engineers, and systems integrators who are responsible for the deployment or management of Site Recovery Manager.

Session Outline

Class Outline

Module 1: Course Introduction

  • Lesson 1: Outline the necessary information to effectively undertake this course
  • Lesson 2: Identify resources for additional information

Module 2: Overview and Architecture

  • Lesson 1: Discuss Site Recovery Manager architecture
  • Lesson 2: Examine disaster recovery options with Site Recovery Manager
  • Lesson 3: Describe Site Recovery Manager integration with VMware vSphere® ClientTM
  • Lesson 4: Discuss Site Recovery Manager features
  • Lesson 5: Analyze Site Recovery Manager storage policies and integration options
  • Lesson 6: Discuss how Site Recovery Manager supports several disaster recovery topologies
  • Lesson 7: Identify use cases for Site Recovery Manager across various scenarios
  • Lesson 8: Describe how VMware Site Recovery™ for VMware Cloud™ on AWS integrates with Site Recovery Manager.

Module 3: Deploy & Configure Site Recovery Manager

  • Lesson 1: Identify the requirements to deploy Site Recovery Manager
  • Lesson 2: Discuss the benefits of the Site Recovery Manager appliance
  • Lesson 3: Explore vSphere deployment models
  • Lesson 4: Deploy the Site Recovery Manager appliance
  • Lesson 5: Navigate the Site Recovery Manager configuration user interface
  • Lesson 6: Describe the process to register Site Recovery Manager with VMware vCenter Server®
  • Lesson 7: Configure site pairing
  • Lesson 8: Identify how to perform updates to the Site Recovery Manager appliance

Module 4: Configuring Inventory Mappings

  • Lesson 1: Outline the importance of inventory mappings
  • Lesson 2: Examine configuration options for inventory mappings
  • Lesson 3: Outline the importance of placeholders

Module 5: Using Array-based Replication

  • Lesson 1: Describe array-based replication
  • Lesson 2: Discuss the role of the Storage Replication Adapter (SRA)
  • Lesson 3: Explore the relationship between devices, consistency groups and datastore groups
  • Lesson 4: Configure array pairs

Module 6: vSphere Replication

  • Lesson 1: Explore vSphere Replication architecture
  • Lesson 2: Examine vSphere Replication functionality
  • Lesson 3: Formulate use cases for vSphere Replication
  • Lesson 4: Deploy a vSphere Replication appliance
  • Lesson 5: Configure vSphere Replication appliance settings
  • Lesson 6: Configure a vSphere Replication appliance connection
  • Lesson 7: Deploy a vSphere Replication server
  • Lesson 8: Register a vSphere Replication server

Module 7: Replicating Virtual Machines with vSphere Replication

  • Lesson 1: Configure vSphere Replication for virtual machines
  • Lesson 2: Explain the importance of datastore mappings
  • Lesson 3: Describe vSphere Replication recovery point objective scheduling
  • Lesson 4: Describe the vSphere Replication disk transfer protocol

Module 8: Building Protection Groups

  • Lesson 1: Define protection group functionality
  • Lesson 2: Examine the differences between array-based protection groups, protection groups based on vSphere Replication, and storage profile protection groups
  • Lesson 3: Create a protection group
  • Lesson 4: Discuss protection group settings
  • Lesson 5: Remove protection from a virtual machine
  • Lesson 6: Create a storage profile protection group

Module 9: Building Recovery Plans

  • Lesson 1: Discuss recovery plan concepts
  • Lesson 2: List recovery plan steps
  • Lesson 3: Discuss network planning
  • Lesson 4: Discuss customization options in recovery planning
  • Lesson 5: Outline how to implement a recovery plan
  • Lesson 6: Investigate recovery plan options

Module 10: Testing and Running a Recovery Plan

  • Lesson 1: Discuss use cases for Site Recovery Manager
  • Lesson 2: Describe planned migration
  • Lesson 3: Identify Site Recovery Manager workflows
  • Lesson 4: Discuss the importance of VMware vSphere® VMFS resignaturing
  • Lesson 5: Examine Site Recovery Manager integration with various vSphere technologies
  • Lesson 6: Outline how to conduct a recovery plan test
  • Lesson 7: Perform recovery plan test execution
  • Lesson 8: Identify the effects on the storage layer during recovery steps
  • Lesson 9: Explain a recovery plan execution in planned migration or disaster recovery mode
  • Lesson 10: Understand storage layer changes for plan execution types
  • Lesson 11: Identify the recovery steps for each execution type
  • Lesson 12: Describe how to reprotect a data center
  • Lesson 13: Examine failback steps

Module 11: Monitoring and Troubleshooting

  • Lesson 1: Discuss Site Recovery Manager alarms
  • Lesson 2: Explore Site Recovery Manager history reports
  • Lesson 3: Configuring advanced Site Recovery Manager settings
  • Lesson 4: Describe how to modify logging levels
  • Lesson 5: Explain how to collect log bundles
  • Lesson 6: Identify key log locations

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Site Recovery Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [V8.2]

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