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...

Better Together: Site Recovery Manager (SRM) and Virtual Volumes (VVol)

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Recently there has been a lot of interest in VMware’s Virtual Volumes (VVols) technology as our shared- storage customers begin to understand the value of deploying vSphere policy-based storage management.  As our customers have become more experienced with VVols, many have started to ask how they can implement business continuance and disaster recovery solutions using Read more...

VMworld Deep Thoughts

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  As VMworld season approaches, and the VMworld catalog is live, you may have some questions. You may ask yourself “Where do I start with so much material”? And you may ask yourself “Who’s session should I attend?” And you may wonder “How do I get into that party?” And you may ask yourself “Where Read more...
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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 80: Site Recovery Manager

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VMware’s Disaster Recovery software, Site Recovery Manager recently released its latest version 8.1 and what a release it was. New interface, enhanced features and several long awaited key features.  This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast we welcome VMware Disaster Recovery expert GS Khalsa to walk us through whats new with SRM and vSphere Replication. Read more...
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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 63: Site Recovery for VMC

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One of the more exciting announcements at AWS re:Invent was VMware’s launch of Site Recovery for VMware Cloud on AWS. a robust disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) offering that protects workloads between on-premises data centers and VMware Cloud on AWS, as well as between different instances of VMware Cloud on AWS. The new service lets you take 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...

VMware Site Recovery Delivers DRaaS for VMware Cloud on AWS

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Today, we are excited to launch VMware Site Recovery, a robust disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) offering that protects workloads between on-premises datacenters and VMware Cloud on AWS, as well as between different instances of VMware Cloud on AWS. The new service lets you take advantage of a consistent, vSphere-based infrastructure and operating environment Read more...

Key Storage and Availability Activities at VMworld 2017

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Hyper-converged Infrastructure is HOT HOT HOT, and we’ve got the only vSphere-native HCI solution available.  Over 8,000 customers have taken the plunge with vSAN, and VMworld is the perfect place to investigate how vSAN can help you too! From the Storage & Availability team at VMware – Welcome to VMworld! It is the perfect time Read more...