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
Official Documentation Links
If you want some great resources to continue learning VMware Site Recovery Manager, I suggest checking out these resources:
@vmKen Senior Technical Marketing Director for VMware DRBC products BLOG: http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/author/ken_werneburg
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.