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


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Course number HL238S
Length 2 days
Delivery method* Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT)
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Price USD $1,800
CAD $1,800
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Special Notes

  • To purchase:
    • Credit card or purchase order
    • HP Care Pack Total Education One (U5466#4NK/UC818E) - 17 units
    • Support Contract Attach (HA167AC) - $1700 USD
    • HP Care Pack for VMware Training (Day Rate CarePack) (HF386E/HF386A1) - 2 units
  • Certification: The content of the course is a subset of the knowledge tested in the VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX) Certification Exam

Course 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 with the knowledge to assist in disaster planning and to test disaster recovery plans with SRM.
This course is not required for VMware® certification, but the content of the course is a subset of the knowledge tested in the VMware Certified Design Expert examinations. This course is 60% lecture and 40% hands-on labs.


  • Completion of VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage (HL235S) or equivalent experience
  • Basic knowledge of disaster recovery concepts
  • Basic knowledge of storage array technology


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

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Course objectives

At the end of the course, you should gain an understanding of the functionality in SRM 5.0 and be able to do the following:

  • Install SRM 5.0
  • Understand the storage replication options
  • Deploy and configure vSphere Replication (VR)
  • Configure inventory and resource mappings
  • Build protection groups based on VR
  • Create, edit, execute, test, and remove a recovery plan
  • Perform a planned migration
  • Understand how reprotection and failover work

Course outline

Module 1: Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
  • Course goals and objectives

Module 2: Overview and Architecture

  • Describe how SRM can be used for disaster recovery
  • Describe the SRM architecture and components
  • Describe SRM features

Module 3: Installing VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager

  • Identify the necessary components to deploy and use SRM
  • List SRM prerequisites and guidelines
  • Install the SRM software and the VMware Site Recovery Manager™ Plug-In
  • Configure an SRM site pair
  • Discuss SRM architecture when used with array-based replication and VR
  • List storage replication limitations when using the vSphere Replication Management Server Appliance

Module 4: Storage Replication

  • Discuss VR technology
  • Discuss SRM architecture when used with array-based replication and VR

Module 5: Deploying vSphere Replication

  • Deploy and configure VRMS
  • Deploy and configure vSphere Replication Server
  • Describe the VR architecture
  • Describe the process for adding array managers

Module 6: Configuring Inventory Mappings

  • Configure SRM inventory, network, placeholder datastores, and datastore mappings

Module 7: Configuring vSphere Replication for Virtual Machines

  • Configure VR for a single virtual machine
  • Configure VR for multiple virtual machines
  • Describe VR recovery point objective scheduling

Module 8: Building Protection Groups

  • Describe 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: Planned Migration and Failover

  • Discuss uses cases for SRM recovery
  • Discuss SRM workflows
  • Test a recovery plan
  • Revert a tested recovery plan
  • Perform a planned migration
  • Discuss recovery plan execution
  • Describe reprotection processes and states
  • Describe SRM failback

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