VMware vSphere Replication Install with SRM

This is Blog 4 on VMware Site Recover Manager.  This post will cover installing vSphere Replication.  At this point we have installed SRM, connected the sites and mapped all necessary resources.

Current Progress

  • Prod and DR Cluster
  • 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 SRM server per site. SQL express is installed on the same server
  • SRM servers paired together
  • Resources Mappings, Folder Mappings, network Mappings and Placeholder Datastores have been configured

vSphere Replication Install

Open up your vSphere client a the Production Site and go to SRM under the Solutions and Applications TabSRM4-1

Go to the vSphere Replication Tab

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Begin Deploying the VR Appliance

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OVF will begin Installing

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The location of the file will already be selected.  No need to browse.

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Details of the OVF Template

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Name and Location of the Virtual Appliance

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Cluster Location

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Specify a Host.  You are going to want to deploy multiple vSphere Virtual Appliances in the cluster.

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Storage of where you want to Virtual Appliance to reside on

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Disk Format

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 Application Setup.  You need to setup a Root Password, Embedded Database, and Networking Properties.

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Configure Service Bindings.  You need to bind the Appliance to vCenter Extension vService.

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Complete the Virtual Appliance Deployment.  Once you have completed the Production side you need to go through the same process at DR before continuing.

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Once you have installed the Virtual Appliances at each site you need to Configure the VR Connection between the Sites.

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Configure the Connection

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Complete.

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At this point vSphere Replication has been installed and you are ready to start protecting your VMs.  The next blog will cover how to begin the Replication Process.

 

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