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Disaster Recovery using VMware vSphere Replication and vCenter Site Recovery Manager by Abhilash GB

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Laying the groundwork for an SRM environment

You will need to perform a set of configuration activities to lay the groundwork for an SRM environment so that it can be used to test or execute the Recovery Plans.

Here is an outline of the tasks that need to be done to form an SRM environment:

  • Preparing storage for an array-based replication
  • Host presentation (zoning) at the protected and recovery sites
  • Installing SRM on both the protected and recovery sites
  • Installing the SRM plugin for vSphere Client
  • Pairing the SRM instances
  • Installing SRA
  • Adding array managers
  • Enabling array pairs
  • Creating resource, folder, and network mappings
  • Creating placeholder datastores

Preparing storage for an array-based replication

The first thing that you will need to do is make ...

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