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™ 5.5. This course also equips vSphere administrators with the knowledge to assist in writing and testing disaster recovery plans that use vCenter Site Recovery Manager. This course is not required for any VMware® certification.


  • Install vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.5
  • Understand the storage replication options
  • Deploy and configure VMware vSphere® Replication
  • Configure inventory and resource mappings
  • Build protection groups based on vSphere Replication
  • Create, edit, execute, and test a recovery plan
  • Perform a planned migration
  • Perform a reprotect and a failback

Intended Audience:

vSphere administrators, architects, system engineers, and systems integrators who are responsible for the deployment or management of vCenter Site Recovery Manager

Course Introduction

  •   Introductions and course logistics
  •   Course goals and objectives

Overview and Architecture

  •   Describe how vCenter Site Recovery Manager can be used for disaster recovery
  •   List vCenter Site Recovery Manager features

Installing VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager

  •   Identify the necessary components to deploy and use vCenter Site Recovery Manager
  •   List prerequisites and guidelines
  •   Install the software and the VMware vSphere® Client™ plug-in
  •   Configure a site pair

Storage Replication

  •   Discuss vCenter Site Recovery Manager architecture when used with array-based replication
  •   Discuss vSphere Replication technology

Deploying Replication

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

Configuring Inventory Mappings

  •   Configure inventory and network mappings
  •   Configure placeholder datastores

Configuring vSphere Replication

  •   Discuss how vSphere Replication works
  •   Configure vSphere Replication for a single virtual machine
  •   Configure vSphere Replication for multiple virtual machines
  •   Manage vSphere Replication

Building Protection Groups

  •   Discuss differences between array-based protection groups and vSphere Replication protection groups
  •   Create, configure, and edit protection groups

Building Recovery Plans

  •   Discuss vCenter Site Recovery Manager recovery plan concepts
  •   Create a recovery plan
  •   Modify recovery plan properties

Testing and Running a Recovery Plan

  •   Discuss use cases for vCenter Site Recovery Manager recovery
  •   Describe recovery plan workflows
  •   Test a recovery plan
  •   Revert a tested recovery plan
  •   Discuss recovery plan execution
  •   Perform a planned migration
  •   Perform a reprotect
  •   Perform a failback

Duration : 2 Days

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



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