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Part 10 – Recovery and Failback

The final stage of our process is to go ahead and perform a failover and failback of some virtual machines.  This should be performed using an unimportant virtual machine… please note that during the recovery and failback process, the source… Continue Reading

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Part 9 – Testing Recovery Plan

The next stage is to test our recovery plan.  You should always test the recovery plan prior to performing a recovery (unless you are in a situation where testing isn’t possible).  The testing will identify any problems that need to… Continue Reading

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Part 8 – Recovery Plans

Now we reach the stage of creating a recovery plan. Click ‘Recovery Plans’ in the Site Recovery Manager portal Click ‘Create Recovery Plan’ You are now asked to select the site where the VMs will be recovered, select the desired… Continue Reading

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Part 7 – Protection Groups

It’s now time to create a protection group, this is the group of virtual machines we want to have protected and replicated to the second location. Click the ‘Protection Groups’ option at the bottom of the screen Click the ‘Create… Continue Reading

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Part 6 – Site Recovery Manager Inventory Mappings

This stage is all about configuring the Inventory Mappings.  This includes resource mappings, folder mappings, network mappings and placeholder datastores.  This is basically linking the resources being used at the protected site with the resources to be used at the… Continue Reading