Zerto Virtual Replication Manager (ZVM) 3.1 Install

I have installed Zerto in my home lab and setup replication from one cluster to another to demo a DR scenario.  Below is the step-by-step install for a Zerto Virtual Replication Manager (ZVM) Express Setup. 

My Home Lab Setup

Hardware

  • 2 Desktop Cases
  • 2 Intel i5 Processors (1 per host)
  • 16GB Memory per host
  • 3 1GB nics per host (1 for Management, 1 for vMotion and FT, and 1 for iSCSI)
  • HP 1810 8 port managed switch
  • Synology DS 413j with 4 2TB disks with Raid 1/0

Setup

  • Prod and DR Cluster
  • 1 host per cluster with vSphere 5.5
  • 1 Domain Controller (08R2) per site
  • 1 vCenter Virtual Appliance (5.5) per site
  • 1 Zerto Virtual Manager Sever and Zerto Virtual Replicator Per site.
  • 1 Windows 7 and XP VM per site

Zerto Requirements and Pre-installation

  • Windows Server 2003 SP2 or higher up to Windows Server 2012R2.  I recommend a 64-bit OS
  • 2 CPUs and 4GB RAM
  • Microsoft .net 4.0 and higher
  • At least 2GB of free disk space
  • Of course there is several Windows Firewall settings.  Refer to “Zerto Virtual Manager Installation and Initial Configuration Guide”.
  • Download Installer form Zero.

 Installation

  1.  Launch the Zerto Virtual Replication installer

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  1. Accept the license Agreement

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    3. Select the destination for the install files

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  1. Express Install

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    5. vCenter Server and Site Connectivity

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  1. Checks Prerequisites

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  1. Finish

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  1. Login and get Started

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As you can see the initial setup for the ZVM is as simple as it gets.  I will go over Zerto Replication Appliances (VRA) deployment as well as Replication in my next blog post.  Refer to Zerto.com for any additional information.

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