VMware SRM - the must-have tool for disaster recovery
December 12, 2018

VMware SRM - the must-have tool for disaster recovery

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with VMware Site Recovery Manager

Our department uses vCenter SRM to utilize an off site failover of our VM's. In case of a disaster VMware SRM has proven year after year to satisfy our annual audits of testing our failover procedures. Critical applications such as Exchange, SQL, Oracle, IIS, and others have all been tested and the fallback procedures that SRM has are seamless.
  • Easy configuration and setup.
  • Testing of a particular VM or datastore with several VMs is easy.
  • Auto configuration of IPs makes the process even easier.
  • The upgrade process can use a little fine tuning.
  • The use of SRM being on an appliance instead of only running on Windows is needed as well.
  • Satisfy Audits
  • Saved money on not having to have everything in the cloud.
SRM is a must-have tool if your business requires you to failover your VMs to a disaster recovery site and provide valid testing and real-time numbers. Our VP office is always amazed at how easily we are able to satisfy our annual testing and show actual results with time stamps and the sequence of each VM that is up and running.

SRM may not be needed in a very small business that does not have the capacity nor the need to have their infrastructure off site in a form of a disaster recovery site.