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A Practical Guide for Recovering Key Applications Using VMware Site Recovery Manager

Created on: Aug 13, 2009 2:14 PM by VMworld Team - Last Modified:  Aug 13, 2009 4:50 PM by VMworld Team

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Session Title:

A Practical Guide for Recovering Key Applications Using VMware Site Recovery Manager

Session Abstract:

This session provides a step by step guide describing how to evolve from a standalone environment to a fully virtualized dual site environment using VMware Site Recovery Manager. This case study starts with a series of VM's running an assortment of applications, including MS-Exchange 2007, MS-SQL Server 2008, IIS, and both Windows and Linux-based file servers. It then progresses in a phased approach showing how to incorporate both VMware SRM and dual-site, bi-directional array-based replication to provide a fully automated infrastructure for failover, non-disruptive failover testing, and failback.
Specific topics for this session include:
*Practical considerations for the setup/deployment of both the VMware SRM and the array-based replication components, showing the relationships and interdependencies between them.
*How to quantify the impact of remote copy latencies on the performance of the VM's and the applications during steady-state operation.
*Techniques to set up the recovery plan.
*A description of what actually happens during a failover test.
*A description of what happens during an actual failover, including how the production VM's on the recovery site are affected (if at all), and the practical considerations for checking the integrity of the MS Exchange and SQL Server databases.
*Details describing the alternatives for failback.


Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

Session Type:

Breakout Session


VMware Site Recovery Manager, Practical Guide, failback


1 Hour


Alex Amaya, Solutions Engineer

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