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 […]

Site Recovery Manager

How to: VMware Site Recovery Manager 5 – Part 3: Site Pairing

In the previous part we have installed the SRM 5 software and enabled the plug-in for SRM management. Next step in the SRM 5 deployment is site pairing which is basically connecting both SRM instances with each other. Keep in mind that only one Recovery Site can be connected to one Protected Site. Let’s see how site pairing works. Site Pairing Login to the vCenter Server on the Protected Site and navigate to the Site […]