VMSRM – VMware Site recovery Manager

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  • Code: VMSRM
  • Duration: Days 2
  • Price per delegate: £1,095 +VAT

Trained over 60000 delegates

Course delivered by industry expert instructors

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 Course Content

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.


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

Delivery Method: Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities

Course Objectives

  • Install SRM 5.1
  • Understand the storage replication options
  • Deploy and configure VMware vSphere® Replication (VR)
  • Configure inventory and resource mappings
  • Build protection groups based on VR
  • Create, edit, execute, and test a recovery plan
  • Perform a planned migration
  • Perform a reprotect and failback

Course Content

  • Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course goals and objectives
  • Overview and Architecture
  • Describe how SRM can be used for disaster recovery
  • List SRM features
  • 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„ Site Recovery Manager„ Plug-In configure an SRM site pair
  • Storage Replication
  • Discuss SRM architecture when used with array-based replication
  • Discuss VR technology
  • Deploying vSphere Replication
  • Deploy and configure a vSphere Replication Management (VRM) server
  • Deploy and configure a VR server
  • Describe the architecture of VR
  • Describe the process for adding an array manager
  • Configuring Inventory Mappings
  • Configure SRM inventory and network mappings
  • Configure placeholder datastores
  • 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
  • Building Protection Groups
  • Discuss differences between array-based protection groups and VR protection groups
  • Create, configure, and edit protection groups
  • Building Recovery Plans
  • Discuss SRM recovery plan concepts
  • Create a recovery plan
  • Modify recovery plan properties
  • 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