Mike Laverick has released the much-anticipated Administering VMware Site Recovery Manager 4.0 book. I’m very confident when I say there isn’t another SRM book that is as comprehensive as this one.
I’m assuming everyone knows Mike’s body of work with rtfm-ed.co.uk & SearchVMware.com and those who follow him on Twitter, but for the few whom may not, you need to. Mike has also created my new web obsession, the ‘Chinwag’. If you haven’t caught a ‘ChinWag’ may I suggest you start with the one with yours truly.
For the book Mike enlisted the who’s who in the virtualization practices within the storage industry to contribute sections and subject matter expertise on configuring SRM with storage arrays from EMC, LeftHand Networks, and NetApp.
The book includes contributions and assistance from:
- Adam Carter (Lefthand Networks/HP)
- Chad Sakac (EMC)
- Alex Tanner (EMC)
- Vaughn Stewart (NetApp)
- Luke Reed (NetApp)
- Lee Dilworth (VMware)
- Cormac Hogan (VMware)
- Jeff Drury
- Tim Oudin
- Luc Dikens
- Al Renouf
- Dave Medvitz
Talk about thorough; glance at the table of contents…
- Chapter 1: Introduction
- Chapter 2: Getting started with EMC Celerra Replicator
- Chapter 3: Getting started with EMC Clariion MirrorView/S
- Chapter 4: Getting started with HP LeftHand Scheduled Remote Copy
- Chapter 5: Getting started with NetApp and SnapMirror
- Chapter 6: Installing VMware SRM
- Chapter 7: Protection Site Configuration
- Chapter 8: Recovery Site Configuration
- Chapter 9: Custom Recovery Plans
- Chapter 10: Alarms, Exporting History and Access Control
- Chapter 11: Bi-Directional and Multi-Site Configurations
- Chapter 12: Failover and Failback
- Chapter 13: Scripted Site Recovery
Seriously, there isn’t another book on SRM which comes close to the depth of this one, and if you think the content is great, guess what, Mike is making it available for free!
That’s right, free with a catch. Mike and the contributors would like to ask you to make a donation to Mike’s preferred charity UNICEF.
UNICEF works with families, communities and governments in more than 190 countries worldwide to protect and promote the rights of all children. We are guided throughout our work by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which guarantees every child the same rights: to an education, to a childhood, to be as healthy as possible, to be treated fairly and to be heard. UNICEF works in all these areas, and does so in a joined up way to achieve the best possible outcomes for children.
The book is a great technical resource for anyone using, planning to use, or requiring an introduction to Site Recovery Manager. Please check it out, doing so will help your and others.