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VCLOUDSRMICM - VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager: Install, Configure, Manage

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This two-day, hands-on training course equips experienced VMware vSphere©_ administrators with the knowledge to install, configure, and manage VMware©_ vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.1. This course also equips vSphere administrators with the knowledge to assist in writing and testing disaster recovery plans that use SRM.



This course is not required for any VMware©_ certification, but the content of the course is a subset of the knowledge tested in the VMware Certified Design Expert examination.

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Prerequisites


Completion of VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage or equivalent experience
  • Basic knowledge of disaster recovery concepts
  • Basic knowledge of storage array technology

Detailed Class Syllabus


Module 1: Course Introduction


Introductions and course logistics
Course goals and objectives

Module 2: VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager Overview and Architecture


Describe how SRM can be used for disaster recovery
List SRM features

Module 3: Installing VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager


Describe the SRM architecture and components
Identify the necessary components to deploy and use SRM
List SRM prerequisites and guidelines
Install the SRM software and the VMware©_ vCenter SiteRecovery Manager Plug-In
Configure an SRM site pair

Module 4: Storage Replication


Discuss SRM architecture when used with array-based replication
Discuss VR technology

Module 5: Deploying Replication


Deploy and configure a vSphere Replication appliance
Deploy and configure a VR server appliance
Describe the architecture of VR
Describe the process for adding an array manager

Module 6: Configuring Inventory Mappings


Configure SRM inventory and network mappings
Configure placeholder datastores

Module 7: Configuring vSphere Replication


Configure VR for a single virtual machine
Describe VR recovery point objective scheduling
Describe the VR disk transfer protocol
Configure VR for multiple virtual machines
Manage VR

Module 8: Building Protection Groups


Discuss differences between array-based protection groups and VR protection groups
Create, configure, and edit protection groups

Module 9: Building Recovery Plans


Discuss SRM recovery plan concepts
Create a recovery plan
Modify recovery plan properties

Module 10: Testing and Running a Recovery Plan


Discuss uses cases for SRM recovery
Identify SRM workflows
Test a recovery plan
Revert a tested recovery plan
Discuss recovery plan execution
Perform a planned migration
Perform a reprotect
Perform a failback