VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager: Install, Configure, Manage (vCloud SRM ICM)


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 5.1. This course also equips vSphere administrators with the knowledge to assist in writing and testing disaster recovery plans that use SRM.
This course is not required for any VMware©_ certification, but the content of the course is a subset of the knowledge tested in the VMware Certified Design Expert examination.

Target Audience

vSphere administrators, architects, system engineers, and systems integrators who are responsible for the deployment or management of SRM


  • Completion of VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage or equivalent experience
  • Basic knowledge of disaster recovery concepts
  • Basic knowledge of storage array technology

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, you should have an understanding of the functionality in SRM 5.1 and be able to do the following:
  • Install SRM 5.1
  • Understand the storage replication options
  • Deploy and configure VMware vSphere©_ Replication (VR)
  • Configure inventory and resource mappings
  • Build protection groups based on VR
  • Create, edit, execute, and test a recovery plan
  • Perform a planned migration
  • Perform a reprotect and a failback

Course Outline

Module 1: Course Introduction
  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course goals and objectives
Module 2: VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager Overview and Architecture
  • Describe how SRM can be used for disaster recovery
  • List SRM features
Module 3: Installing VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
  • Describe the SRM architecture and components
  • Identify the necessary components to deploy and use SRM
  • List SRM prerequisites and guidelines
  • Install the SRM software and the VMware©_ vCenter SiteRecovery Manager Plug-In
  • Configure an SRM site pair
Module 4: Storage Replication
  • Discuss SRM architecture when used with array-based replication
  • Discuss VR technology
Module 5: Deploying Replication
  • Deploy and configure a vSphere Replication appliance
  • Deploy and configure a VR server appliance
  • Describe the architecture of VR
  • Describe the process for adding an array manager
Module 6: Configuring Inventory Mappings
  • Configure SRM inventory and network mappings
  • Configure placeholder datastores
Module 7: Configuring vSphere Replication
  • Configure VR for a single virtual machine
  • Describe VR recovery point objective scheduling
  • Describe the VR disk transfer protocol
  • Configure VR for multiple virtual machines
  • Manage VR
Module 8: Building Protection Groups
  • Discuss differences between array-based protection groups and VR protection groups
  • Create, configure, and edit protection groups
Module 9: Building Recovery Plans
  • Discuss SRM recovery plan concepts
  • Create a recovery plan
  • Modify recovery plan properties
Module 10: Testing and Running a Recovery Plan
  • Discuss uses cases for SRM recovery
  • Identify SRM workflows
  • Test a recovery plan
  • Revert a tested recovery plan
  • Discuss recovery plan execution
  • Perform a planned migration
  • Perform a reprotect
  • Perform a failback

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