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Preface xv Acknowledgments xxi About the Author xxiii Chapter 1: Introduction to Site Recovery Manager 1 What's New in Site Recovery Manager 5.0 1 A Brief History of Life before VMware SRM 5 What Is Not a DR Technology? 7 What Is VMware SRM? 10 What about File Level Consistency? 11 Principles of Storage Management and Replication 12 Summary 19 Chapter 2: Getting Started with Dell EqualLogic Replication 21 Creating an EqualLogic iSCSI Volume 23 Granting ESXi Host Access to the EqualLogic iSCSI Volume 26 Enabling Replication for EqualLogic 31 Using EqualLogic Host Integration for VMware Edition (HIT-VE) 39 Summary 42 Chapter 3: Getting Started with EMC Celerra Replication 43 Creating an EMC Celerra iSCSI Target 46 Granting ESX Host Access to the EMC Celerra iSCSI Target 51 Creating a New File System 56 Creating an iSCSI LUN 59 Configuring Celerra Replication 64 Summary 72 Chapter 4: Getting Started with EMC CLARiiON MirrorView 73 Creating a Reserved LUN Pool 75 Creating an EMC LUN 78 Configuring EMC MirrorView 80 Creating a Snapshot for SRM Tests 85 Creating Consistency Groups (Recommended) 88 Granting ESX Host Access to CLARiiON LUNs 90 Using the EMC Virtual Storage Integrator Plug-in (VSI) 93 Summary 95 Chapter 5: Getting Started with the HP StorageWorks P4000 Virtual SAN Appliance with Remote Copy 97 Some Frequently Asked Questions about the HP P4000 VSA 98 Downloading and Uploading the VSA 100 Configuring the VSA (Management Groups, Clusters, and Volumes) 108 Adding ESX Hosts and Allocating Volumes to Them 120 Summary 129 Chapter 6: Getting Started with NetApp SnapMirror 131 Provisioning NetApp NFS Storage for VMware ESXi 133 Creating NetApp Volumes for Fibre Channel and iSCSI 139 Configuring NetApp SnapMirror 147 Introducing the Virtual Storage Console (VSC) 155 Summary 158 Chapter 7: Installing VMware SRM 161 Architecture of the VMware SRM 161 Setting Up the VMware SRM Database with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 180 Installing the VMware SRM Server 186 Summary 199 Chapter 8: Configuring vSphere Replication (Optional) 201 How vSphere Replication Works 201 vSphere Replication Limitations 203 Installing vSphere Replication 205 Enabling and Monitoring vSphere Replication 217 Summary 223 Chapter 9: Configuring the Protected Site 225 Connecting the Protected and Recovery Site SRMs 226 Configuring Inventory Mappings 231 Assigning Placeholder Datastores 237 Configuring Array Managers: An Introduction 241 Creating Protection Groups 257 Failure to Protect a Virtual Machine 262 Summary 267 Chapter 10: Recovery Site Confi guration 269 Creating a Basic Full-Site Recovery Plan 269 Testing Storage Configuration at the Recovery Site 273 Practice Exercise: First Recovery Plan Test 281 Cleaning Up after a Recovery Plan Test 283 Controlling and Troubleshooting Recovery Plans 285 Recovery Plans and the Storage Array Vendors 291 Summary 295 Chapter 11: Custom Recovery Plans 297 Controlling How VMs Power On 299 Adding Additional Steps to a Recovery Plan 309 Configuring IP Address Changes for Recovery Virtual Machines 329 Managing Changes at the Protected Site 337 Multiple Protection Groups and Multiple Recovery Plans 350 The Lost Repair Array Managers Button 354 Summary 354 Chapter 12: Alarms, Exporting History, and Access Control 357 vCenter Linked Mode and Site Recovery Manager 357 Alarms Overview 360 Exporting and History 366 Access Control 368 Summary 372 Chapter 13: Bidirectional Relationships and Shared Site Configurations 375 Configuring Inventory Mappings 376 Refreshing the Array Manager 378 Creating the Protection Group 380 Creating the Recovery Plan 381 Using vApps to Control Start-Up Orders 381 Shared Site Confi gurations 384 Installing VMware SRM with Custom Options to the New Site (Washington DC) 387 Installing VMware SRM Server with Custom Options to the Recovery Site 390 Pairing the Sites Together 392 Decommissioning a Site 394 Summary 394 Chapter 14: Failover and Failback 397 Planned Failover: Protected Site Is Available 400 Unplanned Failover 415 Summary 421 Chapter 15: Scripting Site Recovery 423 Scripted Recovery for a Test 425 Summary 432 Chapter 16: Upgrading from SRM 4.1 to SRM 5.0 433 Upgrading vSphere 435 Upgrading Site Recovery Manager 451 Summary 463 Index 465
Mike Laverick, a former freelance VMware Certified Instructor, is a full-time author/blogger/podcaster/speaker with eighteen years of experience in VMware and related technologies. Now a VMware forum moderator and member of the London VMware User Group, he runs the virtualization website and blog RTFM Education, which publishes free guides and utilities for VMware users. Laverick has been honored with VMware's vExpert award, assisted Irish and Scottish VMware user groups, and has published several books on VMware technologies.