Disaster Preparedness with vSphere Replication

Safely Replicate critical Virtual Machines to your Disaster Recovery Site with vSphere Replication | taught by Larry Karnis

Course description

As IT professionals, it is our job to ensure that our employer's critical information technology services continue to function - even in the event of a datacenter disaster. Did you know that up to 80% of mid-size businesses that experience a data center failure, and who don't have a tested, proven recovery plan in place fail within 6 months of the disaster?

vSphere Replication (VR) is a hot Virtual Machine replication and recovery tool that lets you periodically synchronize VM updates to a replicated copy of the VM maintained on your Disaster Recovery site. With vSphere Replication, you can ensure that critical VMs can be quickly and efficiently and reliably restored and put back into service so that your business can continue to function - no matter what.

In this class you will learn:

  • How to install and configure VMware Replication
  • The differences between replicating between local ESXi hosts and doing site-to-site replication
  • How to select critical VMs for replication and how to enable replication on those VMs
  • About vSphere Replication policies such as Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and Recovery Time Objective (RTO)
  • How to use Point in Time Instances to recover VMs with previous replications present as snapshots
  • How to perform scheduled and ad hoc VM replications
  • How to check the replication status of a VM to verify that Replication is working
  • vSphere Replication's requirements for recovering a VM at your recovery site
  • How to safely recover a replicated VM and put it back into service

By the end of this course you will know the features and capabilities of VR, how to install it, configure it and use it to replicate critical VMs. You will also know how to configure VM replication according to individual VM requirements and how to use VR to recover VMs at your Disaster Recovery site.

Larry Karnis
Larry Karnis
VMware Certified Professional - Author, Consultant, Lecturer

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Q: What do you do if you need to learn VMware but can't afford the $4,000 - $6,000 charged for authorized VMware vSphere training? 

A: Enroll in my equivalent VMware vSphere 6.5 and Horizon View video-on-demand training... for less.

Many name is Larry Karnis - and I create courses that will help you start your career as a VMware vSphere 6.5 administrator, and help you build you knowledge and skill in vSphere 6.5 advanced features and capabilities. 

With Video-On-Demand training, I can provide more insight and detail, without the time constraints that a normal instructor led training class would impose. My goals are to:

  • Give you a better training experience than classroom training
  • Help you learn more than you can learn in a 5 day class
  • Give you the opportunity to learn at your own pace
  • Provide you to supporting books and hands-on lab rentals

At price points that you (or your boss) will appreciate.

Run This Class At Your Office

ESXLab maintains a pool of high-scoring, experienced instructors who would be glad to lead this event at your place of work. If you have 5 or more people and would like to run live instructor led (distance or on-site) training, please contact me for a quote.

About Me

I am an Information Technology consultant / trainer with over 30 years of experience in system administration, networking, security, infrastructure and security.

I worked for 10 years as a UNIX programmer / consultant before moving to Linux in 1995. I started working with VMware products in 2001 and decided to focus exclusively on VMware in 2004. I earned my first VMware Certified Professional (VCP) designation on ESX 2.0 in 2004 (VCP #: 993). I have also earned VCP in ESX 3, and in vSphere 4 and 5.

My VMware Work Experience

  • I have been providing VMware consulting and training for more than 14 years. I have lead literally hundreds of classes and taught thousands of people how to use VMware. I teach both introductory and advanced VMware classes.
  • I worked for VMware as a senior contract VMware Certified Instructor (VCI) and consultant for almost 5 years. One of my regular duties was to help mentor new VCI's - helping them prepare for and successfully deliver vSphere classes.
  • After leaving VMware, I launched my own training business focused on VMware virtualization in 2008. In 2013, VMware called me back to help them ramp up support services for the upcoming vSphere 5.1 product launch.
  • Prior to VMware, I worked as a contract consultant / trainer for RedHat (I hold RHCE, RHCI and RHCX), Global Knowledge, Learning Tree and many other training and consulting companies.

I hold a Bachelor of Science degree (majoring in Computer Science with a minor in Math) from the University of Toronto, Canada. 

I also hold numerous industry certifications including VMware Certified Professional on VMware Infrastructure 2 & 3 and vSphere 4 & 5 (ret.), VMware Certified Instructor (ret.), RedHat Certified Engineer (RHCE), RedHat Certified Instructor (RHCI) and RedHat Certified Examiner (RHCX) as well as certifications from LPI, HP, SCO and others.

I hope to see you in one of my VMware classes very soon... If you have questions, please contact me directly.

And... please link to me on LinkedIn - https://ca.linkedin.com/in/larrykarnis



Larry Karnis

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Larry Karnis
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Course Curriculum

Disaster Preparedness with vSphere Replication
Disaster Preparedness with vSphere Replication FREE TRIAL
vSphere Replication - Overview FREE TRIAL
Virtual Machine Synchronization FREE TRIAL
vSphere Replication - Use Cases FREE TRIAL
Virtual Machine Replication Policies FREE TRIAL
Once vSphere Replication Is Enabled On A Virtual Machine...
The Replicated Virtual Machine
Importing the vSphere Replication Virtual Machine (In OVA Format)
vSphere Replication Appliance Console
vSphere Replication Appliance Web Login
Site To Site Replication
Updating The vSphere Replication Appliance
vSphere Replication Appliance - Set The Timezone
Updating The vSphere Replication Appliance Configuration
vSphere Replication Service Status
Configuring Replication On A Virtual Machine
Seclecting The Replication Target Site
vSphere Replication Target Site Roster
Adding A Remote Site To vSphere Replication
Selecting A Target Replication Server
Selecting a vSphere Replication Target Datastore
vSphere Replication Target Datastore Roster
Select VM Hard Disk Replicated Disk Properties
Virtual Machine Replication Options
Virtual Machine Recovery Settings
Recovery Point Objective Policy
Point In Time Instances Policy
Ready To Replicate a Virtual Machine
vSphere Replication Main Page
Manage > vSphere Replication
Virtual Machine Summary Tab > vSphere Replication Status
Monitor > vSphere Replication
Virtual Machine Synchronization Details
Virtual Machine - Manual Replication
Recovering a Virtual Machine With vSphere Replication
Recovering a VM with vSphere Replication
Recovery Wizard - Recovery Options (Step 1)
Recovery Wizard - Select Target ESXi Host (Step 3)
Recovery Wizard - Ready To Recover (Step 4)
Recovered Virtual Machines
vSphere Replication - Pros
vSphere Replication - Concerns
Commercial Alternatives to vSphere Replication
vSphere Replication Lab FREE TRIAL
vSphere Replication - Review and Questions FREE TRIAL
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Reviews (2)

by Faisal Ahmad Siddiqui

Awesome course

by kumar ch
Its simply superb, the step by step process will be make all to understand easily

by Faisal Ahmad Siddiqui

Awesome course

by kumar ch
Its simply superb, the step by step process will be make all to understand easily