I am super excited to write this post by taking some time out from my VMworld 2016 session slide deck preparation and travel arrangements for VMworld 2016. It is wonderful experience to attend VMworld 2016 but this year is more special because i am presenting a breakout session in both Las Vegas and Barcelona. First of all , i would like to thank each and everyone for supporting and voting for my VMworld session. It is difficult to get a VMworld session accepted. If I remember correctly, there were 1600+ abstracts submitted and only few hundreds of session made it into the catalog. I am very proud to say that my session make it this time. The VMworld 2016 Schedule Builder will be available on July 19, 2016. The Schedule Builder allows you to create your personal schedule at VMworld by pre-enrolling in your sessions of choice.
My VMworld 2016 Session Details:
Session ID: STO7443
Session Title: How did VMware IT Achieve a Non-Disruptive Disaster Recovery Test in 90 Minutes for 900 Terabytes of Storage and 2000 Production Virtual Machines?
Track: Software-Defined Data Center
Software Defined Data Center Sub track: Hyper-Converged Infrastructure and Storage
Product and Topic: Site Recovery Manager
Session Type: Breakout Session
VMware’s IT team achieved a non-disruptive disaster recovery (DR) test failover for 900 terabytes of storage and over 2000 production virtual machines in 90 minutes using VMware’s Site Recovery Manager (SRM), VMware NSX and VMware Horizon View. Simplified DR is one of the biggest driving factors for virtualizing multi-tier applications. Most enterprises have struggled to meet business DR requirements due to the cost, effort and down time involved in implementation and testing. VMware’s IT team developed a DR approach with the goals of shortening the Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and allowing non-disruptive DR testing that includes application functionality validation. We will discuss the architecture of VMware IT’s non-disruptive DR solution using SRM, how VMware NSX can be used to create an isolated copy of the production network topology for DR testing and the implementation of VMware View for end-user connectivity to the isolated DR test network. This session will also discuss the testing methodology and advanced configurations used to achieve the DR testing with a shortened RTO.
- Learning to design the non-disruptive DR test with application validation using VMware SRM, NSX and Horizon View
- Understanding the SRM custom settings which helps to shorten the RTO
- Learning the implementation challenges and how they can be addressed
I hope my session will help to understand how VMware’s IT developed a solution to perform non-disruptive disaster recover test using VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM), NSX and Horizon View. Excited to see you all in my session and in VMworld party. In addition to VMworld, one more special thing this year is Las Vegas. Planning to visit lot of places in vegas. Thanks for reading!!! Be social and share it in social media, if you feel worth sharing it.