VMworld Reveals: Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity enhancements! (#HCI2894BU and #HBI3109BU)

Advertise here with BSAAt VMworld, various cool new technologies were previewed. In this series of articles, I will write about some of those previewed technologies. Unfortunately, I can’t cover them all as there are simply too many. This article is about enhancements in the business continuity/disaster recovery … [Read more...]

vSphere Replication 6.5, 5 minute RPO for ALL!

Advertise here with BSAI just noticed the following in the vSphere Replication 6.5 release notes which I felt was worth sharing: 5-minute Recovery Point Objective (RPO) support for additional data store types – This version of vSphere Replication extends support for the 5 minute RPO setting to the following new … [Read more...]

Can I select VSAN as my placeholder datastore with SRM?

Advertise here with BSAI received a question today about SRM, vSphere Replication and VSAN. The current documentation for SRM says the following: Do not select as placeholder datastores any datastores that you use as the replication target datastore for vSphere Replication. The question was, what about when using VSAN? … [Read more...]

How to upgrade vSphere Replication 5.8 to version 6.0

A quick blog post on how to upgrade vSphere Replication 5.8 to version 6.0. You need to perform this step if you using the vSphere Replication in you Site Recovery Manager deployment. This step is mandatory according to the VMware Product Interoperability Matrix if you want to upgrade to Site Recovery Manager 6.0. … [Read more...]

Back to Basics – SRM – Part 2: vSphere Replication

In the previous part of this SRM back to basics series we’ve connected the Protected and Recovery Site and we can now start replicating the virtual machines to the Recovery Site with vSphere Replication. Note that the previous versions of Site Recovery Manager included the vSphere Replication appliance and you could … [Read more...]

Upgrading vSphere Replication to version 5.8

According to the vSphere Replication version 5.8 release notes, you cannot upgrade vSphere Replication from version 5.5.x or 5.6 to version 5.8 by using the vSphere Update Manager or the VMware Update Repository from the VAMI of the vSphere Replication Appliance. To upgrade your vSphere Replication Appliance to version … [Read more...]

Upgrading vCenter Site Recovery Manager to version 5.5

As you all know, the VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager is a business continuity and disaster recovery solution that helps you to plan, test, and run the recovery of virtual machines between a protected vCenter Server site and a recovery vCenter Server site. The latest release of VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager … [Read more...]