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OVF Choices When Deploying vSphere Replication 6.5

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VMware vSphere Replication 6.5 is the latest version of vSphere Replication (VR) released with vSphere 6.5, vCenter Server 6.5, and Site Recovery Manager (SRM) 6.5. VR is a host-based virtual machine (VM) replication solution that works with nearly any storage type supported by vSphere. VR is deployed as a virtual appliance using an Open Virtualization Read more...
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How fast can you recover 1000 VMs with SRM?

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To answer the question in the title, very fast. Here is a 2 minute video I recently recorded showing SRM recovering 1000 VMs in less than 26 minutes. This was done with SRM 6.5, vSphere Replication 6.5 and vSAN 6.5. It isn’t so much to show what results you will achieve, rather what vSphere, vSAN, vCenter, Read more...
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SRM SPPG Resources

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Storage Policy-Based Protection Groups (SPPGs) are a very helpful to Site Recovery Manager and I wrote a detailed post about them here. Just as a quick reminder of what they are, SPPGs make the protection of VMs and datastores simple and dynamic. Need to protect a VM? Associate it with a storage policy and place it onto Read more...
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Recovery Testing and SRM

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The ability to non-disruptively test a recovery plan is one of the most powerful features of VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM). Frequent testing reduces risk by reducing drift between plans and desired behavior. It also provides the confidence that if a disaster strikes you are ready, knowing how SRM and your applications will respond.   Read more...
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Looking Back at VMworld 2016 Europe!

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Another year, another VMworld – and what an event this year’s Europe show was! A few things were announced during VMworld, including the latest versions of vSphere, vSAN, Site Recovery Manager, and Virtual Volumes. Take a look below at each product announced, as well as some of the key updates:   vSphere 6.5 VMworld 2016 Read more...
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vSpeaking Podcast Episode 28: VMworld EMEA

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VMworld 2016 EMEA was packed with announcements around cross-cloud architecture with new releases of vSphere, vSAN, vRealize, and PowerCLI to name a few. The best part about this is there were enough announcements to fill our podcast schedule for the rest of year. This week we bring in VMware’s Frank Denneman to help us recap VMworld 2016 Read more...
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Join the Storage and Availability Solutions Team in Barcelona!

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Building on the excellent momentum built from VMworld 2016 US, the VMware Storage and Availability Products team is looking ahead to VMworld 2016 Europe to show you what’s in store for VSAN, Virtual Volumes, Site Recovery Manager, and more! So, what does the team have in store at Barcelona? Quite a lot! At VMworld Europe, Read more...
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vSphere Replication Traffic Isolation

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  If you are using or looking at using vSphere Replication you may have concerns about managing and/or isolating your replication traffic. This post will walk through the available options and provide instructions for how to take advantage of them. Note that this configuration requires vSphere Replication version 6.0 or later. To understand how to Read more...
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Virtual SAN Availability Blog Series

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60 Minutes is Not Enough Availability was a very popular topic at VMworld 2016 U.S. The conference featured many breakout sessions covering VMware storage and availability solutions including Virtual SAN, Site Recovery Manager, and Virtual Volumes. One of these sessions, STO8179 – Understanding the Availability Features of Virtual SAN, was delivered by GS Khalsa and I. Most Read more...