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Administering VMware Site Recovery Manager 5.0 by Michael Gordon Laverick

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Chapter 15. Scripting Site Recovery

One of the interesting ironies or paradoxes that came to my mind when writing this book was what if, at the point of requiring my DR plan, VMware’s Site Recovery Manager failed or was unavailable? Put another way, what’s our Recovery Plan for SRM? Joking aside, it’s a serious issue worth considering; there’s little point in using any technology without a Plan B if Plan A doesn’t pan out as we expected.1

Given that the key to any Recovery Plan is replication of data to a Recovery Site, at the heart of the issue the most important element is taken care of by your storage array, not by VMware’s SRM. Remember, all that SRM is doing is automating a very manual process. Of course, this is not the case if you are ...

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