Troubleshooting

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Changing a VM’s Recovery VRA When a Host Crashes or Prior to Recovery Site Maintenance

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 [...]

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 [...]

Replace a Failed External PSC in Enhanced Linked Mode: Part 2

In Part 1 of “Replace a Failed External PSC in Enhanced Linked Mode”, I worked through repointing a Windows vCenter Server to another External PSC, in an [...]

Replace a Failed External PSC in Enhanced Linked Mode: Part 1

If you’ve followed along starting with the 2-part series about "Deploying Windows vCenter with External PSCs in Enhanced Linked Mode...", this is the next [...]

Deploying Windows vCenter with External PSCs in Enhanced Linked Mode: Part 2

Before following any steps in here, be sure to refer to the previous part to this series, which will provide some background information and walk through the [...]

Deploying Windows vCenter with External PSCs in Enhanced Linked Mode: Part 1

In many cases for small environments, it makes sense to deploy a vCenter Appliance with an embedded Platform Services Controller.  In larger environments with [...]

SRM 6.1 POC Update & PSC Problems

I recently ran into some problems during my first attempt at pairing the two sites in my SRM POC, which resulted in a failure, and some misleading error [...]