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: Perform a VPG Move (VM Migration)

In a situation where a workload needs to be migrated from a protected to a recovery (or site A to site B) in an effort to change where the production workload runs from, you [...]

Zerto: Create a Virtual Protection Group (VPG)

This blog is the next step following the creation/deployment of the VRAs. To begin protecting virtual machines, you will need to configure virtual protection groups (VPGs). [...]

Zerto: Deploy Virtual Replication Appliances

If you've followed along with Zerto: ZVM Installation, this entry is a continuation, and provides steps to deploying the Zerto Virtual Replication Appliances. After [...]

Zerto: ZVM Installation

Here we go!  The following procedure is a step-by-step installation of Zerto Virtual Replication 4.5 U3.  Before starting, you should have built 2 Windows VMs per the Zerto [...]

The Much Anticipated vSphere 6.5!

Well, this just made my day, and I am really looking forward to getting my hands on it - :::Drumroll::: At VMWorld Barcelona 2016, it has been announced that vSphere 6.5 [...]

Zerto 4.5 POC Design

In addition to VMware Site Recovery Manager testing, I've also built a 2-site Zerto proof-of-concept environment in the sandbox, which actually spans two geographically [...]

Zerto Virtual Replication 4.5

In addition to VMware Site Recovery Manager evaluation, I've also been asked to perform a side-by-side comparison with Zerto Virtual Replication, and provide an outcome report [...]

SRM 6.1 POC Update – Post Failed PSC Remediation

Just an update here to show that after resolving that PSC synchronization issue in our environment, I am now able to successfully pair the two SRM sites in our POC. Since I [...]

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 effort to [...]

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 installment, in [...]