vCenter Site Recovery Manager builds on the core properties of VMware vSphere that already provide basic protection of applications. Site Recovery Manager is a product that simplifies and automates disaster recovery. Site Recovery Manager helps organizations to directly address the challenges of disaster recovery that were mentioned earlier: meeting RTO requirements, reducing cost, and reducing risk Site Recovery Manager is a separate product from VMware vSphere.
With vCenter Site Recovery Manager, VMware has leveraged the disaster recovery features and capabilities of the VMware vSphere platform with a product developed specifically for disaster recovery. This product simplifies and automates the key elements of disaster recovery: setting up disaster recovery plans, testing those plans, executing failover when a datacenter disaster occurs, and failing back to the primary datacenter.
VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager makes it possible for customers to provide faster, more reliable, and more affordable disaster recovery protection than previously possible. Although not a part of VMware vSphere, Site Recovery Manager works closely with VMware vSphere to manage and automate disaster recovery for virtual environments.
Summary of SRM v5.0 New Features
- New user interface
- Planned migration – with replication update
- vSphere Replication
- Faster IP customization
- Shadow VM icons
- In guest scripts
- VM dependency