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Vmware Vcenter Srm Wp en Best Practices

Vmware Vcenter Srm Wp en Best Practices

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VMware vCenter
SiteRecovery Manager 4.0Performance and BestPractices for Performance
ArchitectingYourRecoveryPlantoMinimizeRecoveryTime
WHITE PAPER
 
VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 4.0Performance and Best Practices for Performance
TECHNICAL WHITE PAPER / 2
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VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 4.0Performance and Best Practices for Performance
TECHNICAL WHITE PAPER / 3
Introduction
About VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager 4.0
VMwarevCenter™SiteRecoveryManager(SRM)40providesbusinesscontinuityanddisasterrecoveryprotectionorvirtualenvironmentsProtectioncanextendromindividualreplicateddatastorestoanentirevirtualsiteInaSiteRecoveryManagerenvironmenttherearetwositesinvolved—aprotectedsiteandarecoverysiteProtectiongroups
thatcontainprotectedvirtualmachinesareconguredontheprotectedsiteandcanberecoveredbyexecutingtherecoveryplansontherecoverysiteSiteRecoveryManagerleveragesarray-basedreplicationbetweenaprotectedsiteandarecoverysiteTheworkowthatisbuiltintoSiteRecoveryManagerautomaticallydiscoversdatastoressetuporreplicationbetweentheprotectedandrecoverysitesSiteRecoveryManagerprovidesprotectionortheoperatingsystemsandapplicationsencapsulatedbyvirtualmachinesrunningonaVMwareESX™hostASiteRecoveryManagerservermustbeinstalledbothattheprotectedandrecoverysiteTheprotectedandrecoverysitesmusteachbemanagedbytheirownvCenterServerFurthermoreVMwarevCenterSiteRecoveryManager40supportsVMwarevSphere™sharedrecoverysiteandNFS
Perormance Considerations in a Site Recovery Manager Environment
RecoveryPointObjective(RPO)
andRecoveryTimeObjective(RTO)
arethetwomostimportantperormancemetricsITadministratorsneedtokeepinmindwhiledesigningandexecutingadisasterrecoveryplanThestorageproviderwhosestoragereplicationadaptersworkinconjunctionwithSiteRecoveryManagertoenableasimpleandaullyautomatedtestorrealrecoveryulllstheRPOOntheRTOrontSiteRecoveryManagerprovidescapabilityorITadministratorstominimizerecoverytimeoradatacenterrecoverywhichiscrucialoranybusinesscontinuityanddisasterrecoverysolution
About This Paper
ThegoalothiswhitepaperistoprovideyouwithSiteRecoveryManagerperormancedataandrecommendationssothatyoucanarchitectanecientrecoveryplanthatminimizesthedowntimeoryourenvironmentThiswhitepaperaddressesvariousdimensionsonwhichtherecoverytimedepends:
•RecoverieswithiSCSI,FC,andNFSstorage•Numberofvirtualmachinesandprotectiongroupsassociatedwitharecoveryplan•Virtualmachinetoprotectiongrouprelation•RecoverysiteperformanceinaclusterwithDPMandDRS•Congurationofvariousrecoveryplanparameters•Priorityassignmentofvirtualmachinesintherecoveryplan•Highlatencynetworkbetweenprotectedandrecoverysites
FurthermorebestpracticesaresuggestedinapplicableareassothatyoucanoptimizetherecoverytimeusingSiteRecoveryManager
1A protection group is a group o virtual machines that ailover together. Ater the protection groups are created at the protected site, they (and their virtualmachines) must also be added to recovery plans on the recovery site to complete the Site Recovery Manager setup.2Recovery Point Objective (RPO) describes the acceptable amount o data loss measured in time.3The Recovery Time Objective (RTO) is the duration o time and a service level within which a business process must be restored ater a disaster (ordisruption) in order to avoid unacceptable consequences associated with a break in business continuity.

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