EMC is well-known for its solutions around protecting data and application. Out of the breadth of EMC’s portfolio I have two favorites:
- EMC Avamar
- EMC Replication Manager
In this post I want to show you how you install and configure EMC Replication Manager. Also, I will show you how you can recover a single Virtual Disk (vmdk file) from within EMC Replication Manager. Sounds interesting..?
I’ve prepared two videos to get you introduced and ready to roll with EMC Replication Manager. In the first video you learn to will install and configure EMC Replication Manager. Whereas, the second video shows you how to register a storage array (EMC VNX File and Block) and a restore a single Virtual Machine that has previously been snapshotted.
Please contact your EMC Sales Representative to get a 90 days trial version (make sure to get the other software packages shown in the video, as well).
In the first video I’m installing EMC Replication Manager on a Virtual Machine (Windows 2008 R2 64bit, 1vCPU, 4GB RAM, 80GB Virtual Disk). Enjoy!
The second video shows you how to register and prepare your EMC VNX (downloadable VSA – Virtual Storage Array) for use with Replication Manager. On top of that I will demonstrate how you configure the tool to snap a VMFS Datastore and to restore a single Virtual Disk that resides on it.
If you liked what you learnt and are familiar with the German language I can only recommend you to get a copy of vSphere 5 – Das umfassende Handbuch. You will learn more in the context of how deeply EMC VNX integrates with vSphere.
Enjoy testing it out!