SRM – Array Based Replication vs. vSphere Replication

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SRM supports two different replication technologies, Storage Array or Array-Based Replication and vSphere Replication. One of the key decisions when implementing SRM is which technology to use and for what VMs. The two technologies can be used together in an SRM environment though not to protect the same VM. Given that, what are the differences Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 44: DellEMC World

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This week on the Virtually Speaking Podcast John and I headed out to Vegas for DellEMC World to grab some great conversations with Chad Sakac, the SEV Ops crew (Aaron Buley, Tyler Gates and Russ Cantwell)  and Michael Dell. Enjoy! Show Related Links Watch Sessions and General Sessions Virtual Geek  Sev Ops Videos The Virtually Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 43: VMware Cloud on AWS

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VMware, the leader in private cloud, and Amazon Web Services, the leader in public cloud, are partnering to provide a new VMware vSphere-based cloud service running on AWS. This service will make it easier to run any application, using a common set of familiar software and tools, in a consistent hybrid cloud environment. AWS will Read more...

vSAN Storage Policy Assigned to vSphere Replication Replicas

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VMware vSphere Replication (VR) is a replication feature that is included with vSphere Essentials Plus Kit and higher editions of vSphere. Replication is configured on a per-VM basis with RPOs as low as five minutes. It is compatible with vSAN, as well as, other datastore types such as VMFS, NFS, and vSphere Virtual Volumes (vVols). Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 41: vSAN 6.6 Part 2

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Last week VMware announced the launch of vSAN 6.6. Even more so than previous releases, this is a feature-packed release with advanced enterprise features that make vSAN faster, more cost effective and more secure than ever before. This week on the vSpeaking Podcast we bring in Peter Koehler for Part 2 of our vSAN 6.6 coverage and walk us Read more...

Episode 40: vSAN 6.6 Part 1

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Today VMware announced the launch of vSAN 6.6. Even more so than previous releases, this is a feature-packed release with advanced enterprise features that make vSAN faster, more cost effective and more secure than ever before. This week on the vSpeaking Podcast we bring in Jase McCarty to walk us through some of the details Read more...

vSpeaking Podcast Episode 39: Disaster Recovery with GS Khalsa

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This month’s massive outage of Amazon Web Services’ S3 (Simple Storage Service) platform, was if nothing else a reminder to us all that we need to have Disaster Recovery plans we can count on. This week we bring in one of VMware’s Disaster Recovery experts, GS Khalsa to discuss various aspects of Availability and Disaster Read more...

Recovery Testing and SRM pt 2 – Alternatives

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  The previous post in this series discussed the recovery plan test process built into SRM. In this post I’ll talk about some alternative methods of testing SRM recovery plans as well as recommendations around SRM and testing. SRM has a robust method of testing the operation of a recovery plan non-disruptively. However, for some customers and Read more...

vSAN and SRM RPO and RTO

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A question came up recently from a customer that went like this: “I am looking for an active/active configuration for disaster avoidance and disaster recovery with a recovery time objective of 0 minutes and a recovery point objective of 0 minutes. Is this something I can achieve with VMware vSAN and/or Site Recovery Manager (SRM)?” Read more...