Single vCenter, Single ZVM, and Recovering Zerto in a Failure Scenario

As a follow-up to my previous blog entry titled "Zerto Virtual Manger Outage, Replication, and Self-Healing", which covers a ZVM failure scenario in an environment with paired ZVMs and two vCenters, I also decided to test and document what I found to be a useful solution to being able to recover from a failed ZVM in an environment where there is only one [...]

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Zerto Virtual Manager Outage, Replication, and Self-Healing

I've decided to explore what happens when a ZVM (Zerto Virtual Manager) in either the protected site or the recovery site is down for a period of time, and what happens when [...]

Zerto Automation with PowerShell and REST APIs

Zerto is simple to install and simple to use, but it gets better with automation!  While performing tasks within the UI can quickly become second nature, you [...]

Configuring NSX Manager for Trend Micro Deep Security 9.6 SP1

This week was my first undertaking of preparing a vCenter environment for agent-less AV using Trend Micro Deep Security 9.6 SP1 and NSX Manager 6.2.4.  So far, it's been a [...]

Changing a VM’s Recovery VRA When a Host Crashes

Yesterday, we had one host in our recovery site PSOD, and that caused all kinds of errors in Zerto, primarily related to VPGs.  In our case, this particular host had both [...]

ESXi 6.0 U2 Host Isolation Following Storage Rescan

Following an upgrade to ESXi 6.0 U2, this particular issue has popped up a few times, and while we still have a case open with VMware support in an attempt to understand root [...]

Zerto: Dual NIC ZVM

Something I recently ran into with Zerto (and this can happen for anything else) was the dilemma of being able to protect remote sites that (doesn't happen often) happen to [...]

Protecting a VM with vSphere Replication

Continuing on from the previous blog about configuring array-based replication with SRM, in this blog post we'll be going through configuring protection of a VM using vSphere [...]

VMware SRM 6.1 – Configure Array-Based Replication

Introduction   This how-to will walk through the installation and configuration of array-based replication features for VMware Site Recovery Manager [...]

Product Comparison: VMware SRM & Zerto Virtual Replication

Introduction Obviously, based on my previous blog posts, it's apparent that I've been spending some time in the past few months testing VMware Site Recovery Manager and Zerto [...]

Dipped My Foot Into the Pool

The other day while I looking to find what programming language would be fun to learn, I stumbled across this post that outlined what languages are good to learn for 2016 and [...]