Training VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.0: Install, configure, manage – 2 days

Class overview :

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™ 5.0. This course also equips vSphere administrators ith the knowledge to assist in disaster planning and to test disaster recovery plans with SRM.

Class goals :

At the end of the course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Install SRM 5.0
  • Configure placeholder datastores
  • Configure inventory mappings in SRM
  • Configure datastore mappings
  • Replicate virtual machines using physical couriering
  • Configure vSphere replication-based protection groups in SRM
  • Create, edit, execute, test, and remove a recovery plan in SRM
  • Reprotect virtual machines
  • Configure SRM alarms
  • Troubleshoot SRM problems

Content of VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.0: Install, Configure, Manage

Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course objectives

Introduction to Disaster Recovery

  • Introduce disaster recovery terminology and concepts
  • Describe disaster recovery and business continuity planning
  • Use a runbook to guide disaster recovery

Overview and Architecture

  • Describe the SRM architecture and components
  • Discuss the functional differences between SRM and VMware
  • vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler and VMware vSphere High Availability
  • List the new features of SRM 5.0

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager Planning

  • List the SRM prerequisites checklist
  • Identify and describe SRM site preparation activities, including DNS validation, SRM database requirements, datastore groups requirements, recovery site inventory preparation, and network communication planning

VMware vSphere Replication

  • Describe storage replication using the vRMS appliance
  • List storage replication limitations when using the vRMS appliance


  • Identify and complete SRM installation tasks
  • Integration with storage arrays using storage replication adapters
  • Configure storage replication
  • List and describe SRM security roles

Establishing the Replication Framework

  • Describe and configure SRM placeholder datastores
  • Configure datastore mappings for vRMS storage replication
  • Describe and configure SRM inventory, network, and datastore mappings

Protection Groups

  • Describe protection groups
  • Configure a protection group to protect virtual machines
  • Describe placeholder virtual machines
  • Create customizations to reconfigure virtual machine network connections after a failover

Recovery Plans

  • Discuss SRM recovery plans
  • List SRM recovery plan steps
  • Create an SRM recovery plan

Alarms and Site Status

  • Describe SRM alarms
  • Describe the available alarm actions
  • Configure an alarm

Failover Testing and Failover

  • Describe failover testing, including its effect on storage and network configuration
  • Test a recovery plan
  • Execute a failover
  • Discuss storage resignaturing

Planned Migration, Reprotect, and Failback

  • Discuss planned migration and how it is different from a failover
  • Execute a planned migration
  • Discuss when and how to reprotect a virtual machine
  • Describe SRM failback

VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager Logs, Simple Scripts, and Troubleshooting

  • Describe SRM logs
  • Resolve problems with the SRM database
  • Resolve site connection problems
  • Resolve LUN, datastore, and protection group problems
  • Use scripts with SRM
VMware VCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.0
Training VMware VCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.0

Onze voordelen :

  • Type of training: Inter-company, intra-company and individual
  • 100% flexible & personalised training : You choose the place, the dates and the training program
  • Offer request : Response within 24 hours
  • 50% discount for SME’s from Brussels-Capital Region
  • Free parking, lunch & drinks
  • Free use of our Digital Competence Centre: Manuals, courses, exercises, …

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