Site Recovery Manager

How To: Upgrade VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.0 to version 5.0.1

Here is a quick “how to” on upgrading the VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager from version 5.0 to version 5.0.1. It is recommended that you perform an in-place upgrade rather than a new installation as this will preserve all reports, recovery plans, protection groups etc. The upgrade procedure must also be performed on the Recovery Site. Before you begin make sure the following criteria are met: SRM database is backed up The SRM software is […]

Site Recovery Manager

How To: VMware Site Recovery Manager 5 – Part 10 (Final): Migration and Failover

So far we covered almost any aspect of the VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager. We have prepared and set up the infrastructure, paired the sites, configured the VR replication, set up inventory mappings, created a protection group, configured a recovery plan and performed a test failover. In this part we will perform a planned migration and an unplanned failover from the Protected Site to the Recovery Site to simulate a disaster recovery scenario. But first, […]

Site Recovery Manager

How To: VMware Site Recovery Manager 5 – Part 9: Recovery Plans

The protection group is now configured and the VMs are replicating to the Protected Site. The next step in the SRM deployment is to configure a recovery plan. “A recovery plan is an automated plan for a full or partial disaster recovery failover.” In other words, a recovery plan is like a runbook which is based on a protection group. The SRM recovery plan consists of the following: List of protected VMs included in the […]

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Awesome! Veeam Backup & Replication 6.1 released

Today June 4th, Veeam released their state of art VM backup software Veeam Backup & Replication 6.1. This new version includes some powerful new features for both VMware and Hyper-V. Let’s have a look at what’s new! VeeamZIP Version 6.1 includes a new capability for performing ad-hoc backups. In many ways, it functions like a zip utility for VMs. For this reason, it’s called VeeamZIP. Use VeeamZIP whenever you need to: Backup a VM on-the-fly. For […]