VMware Site Recovery Manager 5 Training Released by TrainSignal

VMware VCP Sean Clark shows how to use vSphere Replication for disaster recovery in the latest version of VMware's Site Recovery Manager.

Jun 13, 2012, 14:44 ET from TrainSignal

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TrainSignal, the global leader in professional computer training, announced the release of their VMware SRM 5 training course.

This VMware virtualization course covers the latest version of Site Recovery Manager, and its use as a Disaster Recovery (DR) solution. Sysadmins currently working with vSphere will learn all the new features in SRM 5.0 compared to version 4.1, and admins new to it will learn SRM from the basic level to through full configuration.

VMware SRM Training videos delve into topics for implementing more automation for failback and failover, host-based replication, and overall streamlined management. After viewing the course, students will know how to install and configure storage array based replication via vSphere Replication in a new SRM 5 solution. The key lessons and features of the course are:

  • Installing SRM for vSphere Replication
  • Protecting and Recovering Virtual Machines (VM)
  • Storage Array Replication
  • Custom Disaster Recovery Plans

The lab environment used in the course contains 2 HP Pavilion PCs with 26 GB RAM, and 10 CPU cores running ESXi 5 via USB. Disk space is provided by a few local SATA drives and a low cost self-built storage server running NexentaStor Community Edition serving up NFS to the PC servers. An inexpensive gig switch is providing the gigabit connectivity between ESXi servers and the storage server.

Implementation of these VMware SRM 5 features can open significant opportunities for improvement in the area of Disaster Recovery in many virtualized environments. The instructor, Sean Clark (VCP & vExpert 2009), on the value of experience with SRM for vSphere admins commented:

"This class will help you prepare to engineer a leading edge disaster recovery plan for your virtualized environments. Couple this new skill with a VMware Certified Professional (VCP) certificate or equivalent vSphere administration experience, and the demand for your unique skill set will be assured. VCPs are still in high demand in today's marketplace, but engineers that can go beyond standard VCP training to do disaster recovery are huge assets to their companies."

Sean Clark has been designing and evangelizing virtualization solutions for the past six years, and currently works as a Principle Consultant with TEKsystems. Sean is a sought-after resource and advisor for information and leadership throughout the virtualization community.

This Site Recovery Manager training course contains 14 lessons in over 7 hours of video instruction. Students will receive 2 DVDs of video lessons and 1 DVD of additional content. Each lesson is available in several formats, iPod Video, Mp3 Audio, .WMV and high quality AVI, allowing students to use course materials on a variety of devices. Students can view all materials online after purchasing the course, ensuring instant access.

VMware SRM 5 Training is available for just $397. TrainSignal backs each and every course with their exclusive 90-day Total Experience Guarantee. All courses are shipped worldwide at no charge.

About TrainSignal: Founded in 2002, TrainSignal provides computer-based "Total Experience" training that gives individuals the tools and confidence to tackle real-world challenges, pass their certification exams and succeed in today's competitive global IT market.

TrainSignal offers a wide range of computer training packages covering Microsoft, Cisco, Citrix, CompTIA, VMware, and Microsoft Office. In addition to its Windows Server 2008, Exchange Server 2010, and Windows 7 courses, TrainSignal offers training for over fifty different training courses including VMware vSphere training, Cisco CCNA training, Citrix XenApp training and more.

A privately-held company, TrainSignal is based in Schaumburg, IL. For more information about TrainSignal, please visit www.trainsignal.com.

CONTACT: Iman Jalali, 224-836-6204, iman@trainsignal.com

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