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Back to Basics – SRM – Part 5: Protection Groups

In the previous part we configured the inventory mappings in the Site Recovery Manager to map the resources at the Protected Site to the resources at the Recovery Site. In this part of the SRM mini-series we will go deeper on the protection groups that can be configured in SRM. A protection group is a collection of virtual machines that Site Recovery Manager protects together. Create Protection Groups On the Protected Site, open the vSphere […]

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News: Trilead VM Explorer 5.2 released!

Some news from our friends at Trilead today! Few days ago, Trilead released VM Explorer 5.2 which introduces many minor enhancements, bugfixes and the support for VMware VDDK 5.5.3 (64 bit). VM Explorer 5.2 includes following features: Support for the latest VDDK 5.5.3 Incremental backups and incremental replications will now be performed by using the latest release of VMware VDDK library. Run custom scripts with a specific user Custom scripts can now run with specific […]

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Back to Basics – SRM – Part 4: Inventory Mappings

In the previous part, we had a look at the virtual machine replication options that are available in the vSphere Replication from the vSphere Web Client. This part of the SRM mini-series will go deeper on the inventory mappings that can be configured in SRM. So basically, the inventory mappings provide a convenient way to specify how the resources at the Protected Site are mapped to the resources at the Recovery Site. You can create […]

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Back to Basics – SRM – Part 3: VM Replication

In the previous part, we deployed and configured the vSphere Replication for the SRM implementation. Now, let’s have a look at the virtual machine replication options that are available in the vSphere Replication from the vSphere Web Client. VM Replication In the vSphere Web Client, select one VM, right-click it and select All vSphere Replication Action -> Configure Replication to start the replication of a VM. Since we want to use SRM, select Replicate to […]

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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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Back to Basics – SRM – Part 1: Site Pairing

Some time ago I wrote a multi post series on how to install, configure and manage the VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager, based on a setup in my home lab. The latest release (SRM 5.8) now integrates with the vSphere Web Client and my articles are based on the “classic” vSphere Client. So, I decided to write a series of updates on the past posts. I will skip the preparation and installation part of SRM […]

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News: VMTurbo Release 5.0 & more!

A few days ago, VMTurbo launched version 5.0 of their software further enabling the customers to define and drive their environment toward the desired state, where application performance is assured while maximizing efficiency.  Below are some of the key additions and enhancements in this release. Network Control Module – Multi-tier application constructs have increased cross-data center traffic (aka east to west flow). Operations teams are now forced into a tradeoff between placing VMs that communicate […]

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How To: vSphere Data Protection – Part 2: Backup & Restore

In the previous part of this mini how to series on vSphere Data Protection, we deployed and configured a VDP appliance. In this post we will take a closer look at the backup and restore process in vSphere Data Protection. Backup Window First, before you configure your backups, you should edit the backup window configuration and set up the maintenance window. The maintenance window is reserved for performing routine VDP maintenance activities such as integrity […]