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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 […]

Site Pairing
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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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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 […]

VMworld 2014

vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.8 Announced!

As the VMworld 2014 is in a full swing in the U.S. we are getting a lot of news and announcements from VMware and other vendors. One particular announcement that caught my eye is the announcement of vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.8. So, what do we know so far? The new release of vCenter Site Recovery Manager delivers next-generation disaster recovery capabilities for vSphere environments.  New capabilities include: 5x the scale of protection – IT organizations can […]

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How To Install and Configure vCenter Hyperic 5.8

In this blog post we will take a closer look at installation and configuration procedures when installing the vCenter Hyperic software. Before we go any further, let’s first define what vCenter Hyperic actually is. VMware vCenter Hyperic (Formerly known as VMware vFabric Hyperic) is a component of the VMware vCenter Operations Management Suite. It monitors physical hardware resources, operating systems, middleware and applications running in physical, virtual and cloud environment. Source: The vCenter Hyperic […]