Zerto: Can Failover Live Be Used for a Datacenter Migration, Consolidation, or HW Refresh?

The answer is yes, if you really wanted to... however, there's another feature of Zerto that will allow you to perform a much "cleaner" migration of your VM(s) with a more planned approach. This feature may not be easily located, as it's found within the Actions menu in the Zerto UI, but it's actually a very valuable one that basically allows you to [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]