Site Recovery Manager in a box

It is diffucult to test Site Recovery Manager when limited hardware is available. To test SRM you need at least two ESX boxes, 2 VirtualCenter servers, two SAN’s replicating and at least a virtual machine to test the recovery on.

However, with just one laptop you could setup your own lab to test SRM. See how it is done with evaluation software here:

VMware instructions

Tomas ten Dam wrote a nice instruction as well which can be found here:

Joep Piscaer describes a SRM in the box setup using Lefthand VSA here:


About Marcel van den Berg
I am a technical consultant with a strong focus on server virtualization, desktop virtualization, cloud computing and business continuity/disaster recovery.

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