VMware Site Recovery VMworld Announcements

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VMware Site Recovery – An Awesome DRaaS Gets Even Better!   Until about seven years ago, in order to protect the files on my personal laptop, I used an external hard drive, which was clunky, heavy, and slow. If you wanted a device with enough capacity, you had to go with a slow spinning disk 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...

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

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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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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...