Using scripts to automate VMware Site Recovery Manager workflows & recovery steps!

While I am trying to cope up with projects, new VMware products, training and new initiatives for the VMware community, I quickly thought of coming back to the audience and talk about something which I have discussed before in one of my post and share my experience around that. Well, I am talking about an articleContinue reading “Using scripts to automate VMware Site Recovery Manager workflows & recovery steps!”

A blog series on "Basics of VMware Virtualization" – Share your opinion!!

The idea about this small survey came out of some numerous instances where, college freshers, people in the industry, professionals from other technology sectors etc. have asked me about learning VMware technology. I have answered these questions in a different way every-time. For someone who was not as lucky as me to join VMware and learnContinue reading “A blog series on "Basics of VMware Virtualization" – Share your opinion!!”

Reclaiming Waste Capacity using vCOPS – How to Calculate Waste & Usage Accurately!

This article is coming out of a discussion which I had around a month ago with one of my colleague and then with a customer about the Capacity Management feature of vCenter Operations Manager (vCOPS). If you are new to vCOPS, I would recommend reading my other posts on vCOPS which would make you familiar with thisContinue reading “Reclaiming Waste Capacity using vCOPS – How to Calculate Waste & Usage Accurately!”

Right Sizing vCenter Operations Manager vApp For Efficient Performance !!

Out of a recent engagement on vCenter Operations Manager, the most important discussion point which came out was the sizing of vCOPS vAPP. There were other discussions as well which are interesting and I would write and share about those facts, however I thought this should be a good start towards understanding what vCOPS canContinue reading “Right Sizing vCenter Operations Manager vApp For Efficient Performance !!”

vCenter Operations Manager – Solving Performance, Capacity and Configuration Problems!!

I have been writing about the cloud infrastructure products of VMware all this while. I believe it is important to look at the management side of things as well. No doubt Virtualization makes things easier for an organization and its IT department; however things are good till the time they are small and easy to manage. AsContinue reading “vCenter Operations Manager – Solving Performance, Capacity and Configuration Problems!!”

Things to Know About Guest IP Customization in VMware Site Recovery Manager!

With the introduction of Site Recovery Manager 5.0, the customization workflows of the product were improved tenfold as compared to the previous versions of SRM. SRM 5.0 Guest IP customization was a great revolution as this helped reducing the RTO significantly. In the earlier versions of SRM, it use to take a long time for Virtual Machines to getContinue reading “Things to Know About Guest IP Customization in VMware Site Recovery Manager!”

Using vSphere Replication for Protecting Databases with VMware Site Recovery Manager

I recently came across a question which involved the utilization of vSphere Replication to replicate databases from Protected Site to Recovery Site with VMware Site Recovery Manager as the DR engine. This query had 2 parts to it:-  One, whether vSphere Replication Supports DB replication, & Is it a good option to use vSphere Replication for DBContinue reading “Using vSphere Replication for Protecting Databases with VMware Site Recovery Manager”

Best Practices around using RDMs in vSphere!

One of VMware’s partner engineer raised this query on an internal group. He wanted to understand and learn the best practices or the Do’s and the Don’ts while using RDM (Raw Device Mappings) Luns in a vSphere environment. I hope you being a reader understand what an RDM is and what role does it playContinue reading “Best Practices around using RDMs in vSphere!”

"Target disk UUID validation failed" Error while configuring vSphere Replication on a Pre-seeded VMDK

vSphere Replication gives you the option of performing a host based replication of Virtual Machine from one data-center to another over a network link. This feature was introduced with vCenter Site Recovery Manager 5.x. This allowed customers to use vSphere Replication as the primary replication engine to replicate data from one Site to another and then useContinue reading “"Target disk UUID validation failed" Error while configuring vSphere Replication on a Pre-seeded VMDK”

VMware Site Recovery Manager – Accessing Test Network during Disaster Recovery Drills!

Like most of my blog posts, this topic was also a question which was raised by one of my customer during an SRM Plan & Design engagement. I did not find a blog or a document which speaks about this topic and hence I thought of documenting this on vXpress and help the community useContinue reading “VMware Site Recovery Manager – Accessing Test Network during Disaster Recovery Drills!”