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Site Recovery Manager at VMworld 2019

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Disaster Recovery continues to be a hot topic and that isn’t changing at VMworld 2019. Site Recovery Manager is the premier DR orchestration tool for vSphere environments and that is reflected this year in San Francisco. There are a number of sessions covering everything from the basics of SRM and DRaaS, what’s new in the Read more...

VMware Cloud on AWS DRaaS Promotion and Evaluation Guide

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Have you been wanting to try out VMware’s DRaaS offering for VMware Cloud on AWS? Now is your chance! VMware is currently running a promotion which includes protecting up to 200 VMs for 90 days for free for a limited number of customers. Take a look at all the details here and sign up now! Alongside Read more...

#StorageMinute: How VMware Site Recovery easily protects and recovers VMs

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  Welcome to the #StorageMinute series where we deliver key topics via bite-size content. In this edition, we’ll show you how you can deploy VMware Site Recovery for your DRaaS (Disaster Recovery as a Service) solution in less than 10 minutes.     VMware Site Recovery for VMware Cloud on AWS provides production-ready Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) cost-efficiently and on-demand. DRaaS Read more...

More SRM and vSphere Replication FAQs and Answers

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Here are a few more questions and answers that I recently added to the SRM FAQ: Do I need to have VMtools installed on my VMs? Having VMtools installed on VMs recovered by SRM is not required, though it is helpful. SRM will use VMtools for a few things related to recovery: VMtools will be used Read more...

Site Recovery Manager Configuration Export/Import Capability

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The ability to export and import the configuration of Site Recovery Manager 8.1 is one of the best new features in this release as it helps customers reduce risk and simplify configuration. It has the capability of exporting and importing the entire configuration of SRM including Recovery Plans, Protection Groups, individual VM configuration settings, inventory Read more...
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Site Recovery Manager and vSphere Replication FAQs

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I get questions about SRM and VR every day and if the same question comes up more than once I document it in the SRM FAQ or vSphere Replication FAQ. If you have questions about either SRM or VR I recommend looking there first. Now and in the coming months, I’m going to highlight some Read more...

What’s New with SRM and vSphere Replication 8.1

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Wow is this an exciting release! The SRM and VR developers went all out and I’m thrilled to share the details of their accomplishments with you. They focused on a number of enhancements that customers have been asking about and did a fantastic job delivering. In this post, I’m going to cover these features at Read more...

New VMware Site Recovery Demo Videos

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VMware Site Recovery, the newly announced DRaaS solution for VMware Cloud on AWS has been getting a lot of attention and a lot of questions about it. Here are 3 new videos covering VMware Site Recovery from end-to-end available now on the VMware Storage YouTube channel. The first video covers the process of enabling the Read more...

VMware Site Recovery Technical Overview

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VMware Site Recovery brings VMware enterprise-class Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) Disaster Recovery as a Service to the AWS Cloud. It enables customers to protect and recover applications without the requirement for a dedicated secondary site. It is delivered, sold, supported, maintained and managed by VMware as an on-demand service. IT teams manage their cloud-based resources with Read more...