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What’s New in Site Recovery Manager and vSphere Replication 8.3.1

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  The release of SRM 8.3.1 and vSphere Replication 8.3.1 is the first time I’ve seen a double dot release for either SRM or vSphere Replication that had any new features, let alone three! Let’s get into what’s included in this unexpectedly significant update to SRM and vSphere Replication. Site Recovery Manager 8.3.1 Replication of Read more...

VMware Site Recovery Testing Network Options

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Why should you test your DR plan? I’m regularly surprised at the number of customers I talk to that don’t routinely test their recovery plans. Testing a recovery plan goes a long way to reducing the risk of problems, increasing the comfort with and confidence in the recovery plan. For details about how the recovery Read more...

Site Recovery Manager 8.3 with vVols and Automatic Protection

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VMware released Virtual Volumes in 2015. Since then, and especially since Virtual Volumes 2.0, with its support for replication, the question has been “When will this integrate with SRM?” I’m thrilled to say, the answer to that question is “Now!” As of Site Recovery Manager 8.3, now there is support for doing everything that SRM Read more...

What’s New in SRM and vSphere Replication 8.3

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SRM and vSphere Replication have been available since 2008 and 2012 respectively. They both started as good products and have only gotten better over time. I’m still surprised and impressed by our engineering team’s ability to add significant new capabilities while at the same time keeping the core functionality solid. This post will cover what’s Read more...

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...