Quick Tip - Locating SRM Placeholder VMs using the vSphere API

I had received a question the other day from a reader where they were trying to distinguish between the running VM and its placeholder VM due to their use of VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM). Since the VM name is exactly the same in both vCenter Servers, it was not clear how to identify between the […]

Automating the silent installation of Site Recovery Manager 6.0/6.1 w/Embedded vPostgres DB

For customers looking to Automate the latest release of Site Recovery Manager 6.0 / 6.1 with an Embedded vPostgres DB, you may have found that my previous deployment scripts for SRM 5.8 no longer work with the latest release. The reason for this is that SRM 6.x now supports the Platform Services Controller (PSC) and in doing […]

Automating the silent installation of Site Recovery Manager 5.8 w/Embedded vPostgres DB

Last week I had a nice email exchange with Ben Meadowcroft who is the Product Manager for VMware’s Site Recovery Manager. While chatting with Ben, I learned about new feature that I was not aware of in the latest SRM 5.8 release which now supports an embedded vPostgres database. Not only does this greatly simplify […]