SRM Tutorial Part 7: Configuration #1

After we setup and installed successful the SRM environment in the last parts it´s now time to get to the configuration. Due to the fact the whole configuration including all the steps is too much content for a single post I spread it into two parts. SRM Tutorial Part 1: Lab setup SRM Tutorial Part […]

SRM Tutorial Part 6: SRA installation

If array replication is used it is required to install a SRA (storage replication adapter) on the SRM server. This part shows you the installation of the NetApp SRA 2.0.0. Please note that each vendor has its own SRA, so the installation & configuration can vary depending on the used storage array. SRM Tutorial Part […]

SRM Tutorial Part 5: Configure NetApp SnapMirror

After we created the datastores for the ESXi hosts in the last part of this tutorial it´s now time to implement the replication to the secondary site. SRM Tutorial Part 1: Lab setup SRM Tutorial Part 2: Components & design SRM Tutorial Part 3: SRM installation SRM Tutorial Part 4: NetApp Ontap Simulator – Setup […]

SRM Tutorial Part 4: NetApp Ontap Simulator – Setup & configuration

Before I proceed with the SRM configuration, I show in part 4 & 5 of the tutorial how to setup & configure the NetApp Ontap Simulator including the replication with SnapMirror. Even if you are not using a NetApp system you should take at least a look on the second half of this part, where […]

SRM Tutorial Part 3: SRM installation

In this post I will show a walkthroug of the VMware Site Recovery Manager 5.0 (SRM) installation. SRM Tutorial Part 1: Lab setup SRM Tutorial Part 2: Components & design SRM Tutorial Part 3: SRM installation SRM Tutorial Part 4: NetApp Ontap Simulator – Setup & configuration SRM Tutorial Part 5: Configure NetApp SnapMirror SRM […]

SRM Tutorial Part 2: Components & design

This part will give you an understanding of each of the components required in a SRM environment and also information you should consider for your own design. SRM Tutorial Part 1: Lab setup SRM Tutorial Part 2: Components & design SRM Tutorial Part 3: SRM installation SRM Tutorial Part 4: NetApp Ontap Simulator – Setup […]

SRM Tutorial Part 1: Lab setup

In this first part of the SRM tutorial I want to give you a quick overview of how my lab setup looks like and which scenario I am going to show within the following parts. In all parts I assume everyone to have a basic understanding of SRM (and of course also vSphere). I´m not […]

Bug: Uninstall of open-vm-tools fails

During the last days I moved some old VMs with OpenSUSE from an ESXi 3.5 host to a vSphere 5 environment. In the last step I wanted to install the actual VMware Tools. The VMs had the package open-vm-tools installed, which is included with the OpenSuSE distribution. If you run the install script vmware-install.pl of […]

Review VMware Forum 2012 – Germany

Yesterday I attended the VMware Forum 2012 in Frankfurt/Germany. For me this was an amazing event, because I won the brand new iPad 3 and as if that wasn’t enough I also won an iPod Nano. So thank you very much VMware for my new iPad and thank you VMturbo for the iPod 🙂 Ok […]

Course Review: VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.0]

I wrote in a post some weeks back that I signed up for the new VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager: Install, Configure, Manage [V5.0] course, which took place two weeks ago. The course main objectives: •  Install SRM 5.0. •  Understand the storage replication options. •  Deploy and configure vSphere Replication (VR). •  Configure inventory and resource mappings. •  Build protection […]