Presuming you’ve upgraded your vCenter Server to 5.5 (ahem) you can now go ahead and upgrade vSphere Replication and Site Recovery Manager as well.  Some very nice new features as listed earlier such as better performance, storage vMotion support for arrays and VR, and multiple point in time retention if using vSphere Replication.

As always the release notes are the right place to start for really useful information.  For example, with VR you’ll see a few download options and the release notes outline what to use and when.  Likewise for SRM make sure you look at the comments regarding DB2 support and vSphere Flash Read Cache.

Again in the next few weeks I’ll be blogging some deeper information about all the new features, including a few comparisons of old vs. new functionality.

vSphere Replication 5.5 can be downloaded from any of the vSphere, vCloud Suite, or vSphere with Operations Management download locations.

Site Recovery Manager 5.5 can be downloaded from the Site Recovery Manager download page.

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Ken Werneburg

Group manager for Technical Marketing at VMware for storage and availability solutions. Twitter @vmKen