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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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 [...]

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 steps to install [...]

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 multiple sites, [...]

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 messages.  Since [...]

VMware Site Recovery Manager 6.1 Diagram

I wasn't able to locate a complete diagram for SRM that included both the various services PLUS the communication ports, all rolled up into a deploy-able topology,  so I took [...]