DR Automation with VMware Site Recovery Manager
Updated April 06, 2017

DR Automation with VMware Site Recovery Manager

Abhishek Thakor | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source

Overall Satisfaction with VMware Site Recovery Manager

VMware Site Recovery Manager has been used to set up disaster recovery on all Tier 1 application servers. It is used across the whole organization. It address the issue of any failure or outage on [our] primary data center.
  • Very easy to set up disaster recovery.
  • Easy to manage and troubleshoot any issue.
  • One click to failover and failback.
  • Data sync is live and very consistent.
  • Pre-configuration of DR IP so after failover all VMs automatically bring up new IPs, no further configuration required.
  • Excellent VMware support in case of any failure.
  • Disaster recovery set up and configuration can be verified by running tests in test mode and capture the test results.
  • Priority level, server dependencies can be pre-configured.
  • Missing plug-in in VI Client.
  • Better customer service.
  • Employees actually like to work on VMware Site Recovery manager and are very happy to see the overall out come.
  • Storage Level replication and manual failover /failback
Automatic vs manual efforts.
VMs require to club into one ESX cluster for easy set up and disaster recovery, that point I don't like.

Using VMware Site Recovery Manager

Application stack holders , all Tier 1 application servers configured under SRM for disaster recovery.
- VMware admins ,
- Storage admins
  • Disaster recovery
  • Easy to move workloads to DR site in case of hardware maintenance
  • point in time snapshot base replication, less chance of data loss and corruption
  • we use script for IP customization and DNS update for Linux VMs
  • Manual failover workload by mounting storage Lun snapshot and make it read/write on DR site
- easy to set up
- easy to protect critical servers in case of disaster

VMware SRM Support

Excellent support provides by VMware , understand the issue and provide quick resolution
ProsCons
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Immediate help available
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
Not kept informed
Escalation required
VMware provided support to resolve the issue when fail-over stuck and I was unable to cancel that to recover the servers