Configuring Site Recovery Manager (SRM with HP StoreVirtual VSA

Discussion in 'VMware Certifications' started by craigie, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

    This is going to be a short series on configuring Site Recovery Manager, SRM from here on in and HP StoreVirtual VSA, from here on in VSA.

    SRM, like VSA is pure awesomeness, it allows us to facilitate a full site failover and more importantly failback with ease. In fact we can even go as far as only failing over mission critical services such as Exchange, SQL and File, whilst leaving everything else in the Production site. Other pretty cool things we can do with SRM are:

    • Perform ‘test’ failovers in a isolated bubble, allowing you to report to management that everything is ready to rock ‘n’ roll if you ever have a DR scenario.
    • Change the IP Address of virtual servers on failover and failback.
    • Start VM’s in priority order, ensuring that subsequent VM’s do not start until the higher priority VM’s VMTools have started.
    • Pause workflows to allow for manual user intervention.
    • Run custom scripts or executable during failover or failback.

    So how are we going to facilitate SRM in a lab environment? Well we are going to use the following:

    HP StoreVirtual VSA We are going to use four of these, two clustered at Production and two clustered at DR.

    ESXi Hosts We are going to have two of these, one at Production and one at DR.

    Domain Controllers Again we are going to have two of these, one at Production and one at DR.

    vCenter Servers You guessed it, we are going to have two of these, one at Production and one at DR.

    Test Servers We are going to have two of these in Production which will be replicated into DR site and then failed over and back using SRM.

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