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How to upgrade vSphere Replication 5.8 to version 6.0

A quick blog post on how to upgrade vSphere Replication 5.8 to version 6.0. You need to perform this step if you using the vSphere Replication in you Site Recovery Manager deployment. This step is mandatory according to the VMware Product Interoperability Matrix if you want to upgrade to Site Recovery Manager 6.0. Before you begin, make sure you have read the following: VMware vSphere Replication 6.0 Release Notes VMware vSphere Replication Administration guide (chapter […]

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Back to Basics – SRM – Part 2: vSphere Replication

In the previous part of this SRM back to basics series we’ve connected the Protected and Recovery Site and we can now start replicating the virtual machines to the Recovery Site with vSphere Replication. Note that the previous versions of Site Recovery Manager included the vSphere Replication appliance and you could configure vSphere Replication in the Site Recovery Manager interface. In the 5.8 release, you deploy the vSphere Replication appliance and configure vSphere Replication on […]

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Upgrading vSphere Replication to version 5.8

According to the vSphere Replication version 5.8 release notes, you cannot upgrade vSphere Replication from version 5.5.x or 5.6 to version 5.8 by using the vSphere Update Manager or the VMware Update Repository from the VAMI of the vSphere Replication Appliance. To upgrade your vSphere Replication Appliance to version 5.8 you must use a ISO image that is provided by VMware and manually update the appliance. This said, here is a quick how-to on upgrading […]

Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery

Upgrading vCenter Site Recovery Manager to version 5.5

As you all know, the VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager is a business continuity and disaster recovery solution that helps you to plan, test, and run the recovery of virtual machines between a protected vCenter Server site and a recovery vCenter Server site. The latest release of VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.5 has been generally available for a while so it is time to have a closer look on how to upgrade your SRM […]

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What’s new in VMware vSphere 5.1, new technical whitepapers available!

In addition to release of vSphere 5.1, there are some new whitepapers available from VMware. What’s new in VMware vCenter 5.1 What’s new in vCloud Director 5.1 What’s new in VMware vSphere Storage Appliance Introduction to VMware vSphere Replication Introduction to VMware vSphere Data Protection What’s New in VMware vSphere 5.1 – Networking What’s New in VMware vSphere 5.1 – Platform What’s New in VMware vSphere 5.1 – Storage What’s New in VMware vSphere 5.1 […]

Site Recovery Manager

How to: VMware Site Recovery Manager 5 – Part 5: VRM Pairing and VR Deployment

Now that the VRM Servers are deployed at the Protected Site and the Recovery Site, it’s time to pair both servers. When the pairing is completed we will be able to deploy the VR Servers, one for each site. This will enable us to fail over from the Protected Site to the Recovery Site. In a large environment, consider deploying more instances of VR Servers for extra availability and flexibility. In SRM 5, each VR […]

Site Recovery Manager

How to: VMware Site Recovery Manager 5 – Part 4: vSphere Replication

Now that the connection between the Protected and Recovery Site is established, we can start deploying the vSphere Replication (VR) but before that, the VR infrastructure must be configured and operational. The VR infrastructure consists of the following components: VRM Server: provides the management of the VR Servers across the ESXi hosts VR Server: replicates the virtual machines between sites vCenter Server Managed IP Address First, configure the vCenter Server Managed IP address. The managed IP […]