SRM 5.8 Guide

SRM 5.8 Guide

January 5, 2015 7 By Eric Shanks


This is a Site Recovery Manager 5.8 Guide to help understand the design, installation, operation and architecture of setting up VMware SRM 5.8

SRM 5.8 Architecture

SRM 5.8 Installation

SRM 5.8 Upgrade from SRM 5.5

SRM 5.8 Site Setup

SRM 5.8 Array Based Replication

SRM 5.8 Protection Groups

SRM 5.8 Recovery Plan

SRM 5.8 IP Customization

SRM 5.8 Customizing your Recovery Plan

SRM 5.8 Test Recovery

SRM 5.8 Failover Recovery

SRM 5.8 with Automation

SRM 5.8 Alarms

SRM 5.8 Troubleshooting


Official Documentation Links

Site Recovery Manager 5.8 Documentation Center

Site Recovery Manager 5.8 Compatibility Matrix

Site Recovery Manager 5.8 Release Notes

Site Recovery Manager 5.8 vCO Plug-in Download

Site Recovery Manager 5.8 Download

Site Recovery Manager 5.8 Storage Replication Adapters



Additional Resources

If you want some great resources to continue learning VMware Site Recovery Manager, I suggest checking out these resources:

@Mike_Laverick Author of “Administering VMware Site Recovery Manager”  BLOG:

@vmKen Senior Technical Marketing Director for VMware DRBC products BLOG:

@benmeadowcraft Senior Product Manager for VMware Site Recovery Manager BLOG:

@gurusimran Senior Technical Marketing Manager at VMware focusing on availability solutions BLOG:

VMware Communities SRM



Home Lab

Its one thing to read how to do something, but another to get your hands on the technology.  I have a post on this site dedicated to showing how you can build an SRM site all within a single host with nested ESXi hosts.

Poor Mans SRM Lab