Replication Roundup – Kickoff

  Since replication is a staple to any DR scenario, I wanted to cover various replication products installation, and failover procedures. This blog series is intended to inform about the features and procedures of each product, and while some comparisons will be made, it is not intended to say one product is better than any other, or to announce a ‘winner’. Each company’s disaster recover plan varies, and so, one product may be better suited for that company than another.  When choosing a replication platform for your DR plan, it’s[…]

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Estimating bandwidth requirements for Zerto Replication

  One thing that I run across quite a bit is customers that want to implement Zerto for their replication needs, but are unsure of what the bandwidth requirements would be for their organization.  Luckily, Zerto provides a WAN sizing tool just for that. First thing, we want to make sure we are collecting the needed statistics in vCenter. In the vSphere Web Client, select the vCenter object, and select your vCenter server. Select the Manage tab, and then under General, choose Edit. Set all statistics to level 2 At[…]

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Zerto: Moving a VM between VPGs

  Having worked with Zerto for a while now, I have come to love VPGs (Virtual Protection Groups).  However, sometimes the need arises to move a VM out of a VPG, and into it’s own, or into another VPG. Right now, there is no “click to move” a VM between the VPGs, but that doesn’t mean it is not possible to do without forcing re-sync of all that data.  It’s quite simple actually. Scenario: Two VMs are in separate VPGs, and because of their application dependency on each other, it[…]

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