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DR Replication Points

Posted on Friday, March 06, 2009 | No Comments

As the new moderator on VI:OPS I am writing two documents in the VI Blueprint.

The first one is the BC/DR workshop. Currently we are detailing out the outline. I have been architecting DR solutions for a few years and its a real interest area. Therefore its great to be authoring with some other skilled people a good reference document. If you are interested in what we are doing you can read the gory details of the structure we are putting together and even contribute if you want.

I thought I would post just one of the things that will go into the workshop, details about replication points.

Have you ever wondered about how to get data over to your DR site. Don't forget there are three types of data as well , their is your OS, your applications and the actual application data. The diagram above shows the various replication points available to you.

The workshop will detail the 6 different replication points, giving some pro's and con's for each along with the vendors and some links. In general as you move down the layers your granularity and application awareness is reduced. So all you VMware geeks, where does SRM sit in these layers? Post your answers in the comments.

Will post more as the full workshop content is completed in a few weeks.


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