Trivia Quiz: VMware Vcenter Site Recovery Manager

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  • 1. 

    What type of vCenter Server licensing is RECOMMENDED for an SRM implementation?

    • A.

      VCenter Server Standard

    • B.

      VCenter Server Foundation

    • C.

      VCenter Server Essentials

    Correct Answer
    A. VCenter Server Standard
    Explanation
    vCenter Server Standard is recommended for an SRM (Site Recovery Manager) implementation because it provides advanced features and capabilities that are necessary for managing and orchestrating the disaster recovery process. It offers features like vMotion, High Availability, and Distributed Resource Scheduler, which are crucial for ensuring the smooth functioning of a disaster recovery solution. vCenter Server Foundation and vCenter Server Essentials have limited functionalities and may not provide the necessary features required for an SRM implementation.

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  • 2. 

    What type of replication is included in SRM Licensing?

    • A.

      SAN replication

    • B.

      NAS replication

    • C.

      VSphere replication

    • D.

      Array based replication

    Correct Answer
    C. VSphere replication
    Explanation
    vSphere replication is included in SRM Licensing. This type of replication allows for the replication of virtual machines at the hypervisor level, providing a convenient and efficient way to protect and recover virtualized workloads. It is a software-based replication solution that enables the replication of virtual machines from one site to another, ensuring data availability and disaster recovery capabilities. This type of replication is specifically designed for virtualized environments and is a key feature of SRM Licensing.

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  • 3. 

    Backing up to tape and taking it to another site is a form of Disaster Recovery.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Backing up to tape and taking it to another site is a form of data backup, not disaster recovery. Disaster recovery involves the process of restoring and recovering an entire system or infrastructure after a disaster or major disruption. While backing up data to tape and storing it offsite can be part of a disaster recovery plan, it is not the complete solution.

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  • 4. 

    SRM requires shared storage.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "SRM requires shared storage" is false. SRM, which stands for Site Recovery Manager, is a disaster recovery solution provided by VMware. While SRM does require storage replication between primary and secondary sites, it does not necessarily require shared storage. SRM can work with different types of storage configurations, including shared storage, replicated storage, or even cloud-based storage. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 5. 

    VMware Site Recovery Manager orchestrates the recovery process.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    VMware Site Recovery Manager is a software solution designed to automate and orchestrate the recovery process in case of a disaster or downtime. It helps in simplifying and streamlining the recovery operations by automating the failover and failback processes, ensuring minimal downtime and data loss. Therefore, the statement "VMware Site Recovery Manager orchestrates the recovery process" is true.

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  • 6. 

    VMware Site Recovery Manager allows customers to test their recovery plans during production hours.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    VMware Site Recovery Manager enables customers to test their recovery plans during production hours. This means that they can simulate disaster scenarios and assess the effectiveness of their recovery plans without disrupting normal operations. This feature ensures that the recovery plans are reliable and can be executed smoothly when an actual disaster occurs.

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  • 7. 

    Even though SRM 4 and 5 will work with vCenter Foundation, it is not supported.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    SRM 4 and 5 may technically be able to function with vCenter Foundation, but VMware does not provide support for this configuration. This means that if any issues or problems arise while using SRM 4 or 5 with vCenter Foundation, VMware will not assist in resolving them. Therefore, it is true that although it may work, using SRM 4 or 5 with vCenter Foundation is not supported by VMware.

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  • 8. 

    What is the difference between SRM5 and Veeam Back Up/Replication solution?

    • A.

      Both have the same features

    • B.

      If you want to replicate backups to a remote site, Veeam is a great solution. If you want to have the equivalent of array based replication, with more granularity, and the ability to orchestrate the recovery, SRM, with vSphere replication is the right product

    • C.

      Veeam does SAN based replication

    • D.

      Veeam and SRM5 have nothing in common

    Correct Answer
    B. If you want to replicate backups to a remote site, Veeam is a great solution. If you want to have the equivalent of array based replication, with more granularity, and the ability to orchestrate the recovery, SRM, with vSphere replication is the right product
    Explanation
    Veeam is a suitable solution for replicating backups to a remote site. On the other hand, SRM5, in combination with vSphere replication, provides array-based replication with more granularity and the capability to orchestrate recovery. Therefore, if the goal is to replicate backups to a remote site, Veeam is recommended, while SRM5 is the appropriate choice for array-based replication and recovery orchestration.

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  • 9. 

    What is the best place a partner check can check for SRM storage compatibility?

    • A.

      Go to the manufacturers storage support site

    • B.

      Check VMLink

    • C.

      Check VMVault

    • D.

      Go to the VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager Storage Partner Compatibility Matrix on VMware.com

    Correct Answer
    D. Go to the VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager Storage Partner Compatibility Matrix on VMware.com
    Explanation
    The best place a partner can check for SRM storage compatibility is the VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager Storage Partner Compatibility Matrix on VMware.com. This matrix provides comprehensive information about the compatibility of different storage partners with SRM, ensuring that the partner can make an informed decision about the compatibility of their storage solution with SRM. Checking the manufacturer's storage support site, VMLink, or VMVault may not provide specific information about SRM compatibility, making the VMware matrix the most reliable source of information in this case.

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  • 10. 

    Even though SRM is an automated "run book" for Disaster Recovery, the administrator must manually kick off the failover process.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because even though SRM is an automated "run book" for Disaster Recovery, the failover process still needs to be manually initiated by the administrator. This means that although SRM can automate the steps and processes involved in disaster recovery, the decision to initiate the failover and start the recovery process still requires human intervention.

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  • 11. 

    What types of applications can be protected by VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager?

    • A.

      Only Windows applications

    • B.

      Only SQL, Exchange, and Sharepoint

    • C.

      VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager operates independently of the applications running inside virtual machines, and can be used to protect any application running on VMware vSphere

    Correct Answer
    C. VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager operates independently of the applications running inside virtual machines, and can be used to protect any application running on VMware vSphere
    Explanation
    VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager is a disaster recovery solution that operates independently of the applications running inside virtual machines. It is designed to protect any application running on VMware vSphere, regardless of the type or operating system. This means that it can be used to protect not only Windows applications, but also SQL, Exchange, Sharepoint, and any other application that is running on VMware vSphere.

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  • 12. 

    What are the benefits of SRM?

    • A.

      Attainable Recovery Time Objectives

    • B.

      Ability to test during business hours

    • C.

      100% application coverage at an affordable price

    • D.

      Automated "run book"

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Attainable Recovery Time Objectives
    B. Ability to test during business hours
    C. 100% application coverage at an affordable price
    D. Automated "run book"
    Explanation
    SRM, or Site Recovery Manager, offers several benefits. Firstly, it allows for Attainable Recovery Time Objectives, meaning that it enables organizations to recover their systems and applications within a specific timeframe. Secondly, SRM provides the ability to test during business hours, which is advantageous as it allows for regular testing and validation of disaster recovery plans without disrupting normal operations. Additionally, SRM offers 100% application coverage at an affordable price, ensuring that all critical applications are protected. Lastly, SRM provides an automated "run book" feature, which automates and simplifies the recovery process, reducing manual efforts and potential errors.

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  • 13. 

    VSphere Replication, Planned Migration, and Failback are all new features to SRM 5.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because vSphere Replication, Planned Migration, and Failback are indeed new features introduced in SRM 5. These features enhance the capabilities of SRM by providing replication of virtual machines at the hypervisor level, allowing for planned migrations of virtual machines between sites, and facilitating the failback process after a disaster event. These new features improve the overall disaster recovery capabilities of SRM 5.

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  • 14. 

    VCenter and SRM versions must match for compatibilty and support (Example: vCenter 5 will only work with SRM 5 and SRM 4 will only work with vCenter 4)

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because vCenter and SRM versions do not necessarily have to match for compatibility and support. While it is generally recommended to use matching versions for optimal performance and compatibility, VMware provides compatibility matrices that outline the supported combinations of vCenter and SRM versions. This allows for flexibility in upgrading or migrating vCenter and SRM independently, as long as the chosen combination is supported according to the compatibility matrix.

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  • 15. 

    What is the key difference between SRM 5 Standard and SRM 5 Enterprise?

    • A.

      SRM Standard works with vCenter Foundation, SRM Enterprise works with vCenter Standard

    • B.

      SRM Enterprise must run on vSphere Enterprise or Enterprise Plus

    • C.

      SRM Standard is for customers protecting less than 75 vm's, SRM Enterprise is for customers protecting more than 75 vm's

    • D.

      SRM 5 Standard only works with Essentials and Essentials Plus

    Correct Answer
    C. SRM Standard is for customers protecting less than 75 vm's, SRM Enterprise is for customers protecting more than 75 vm's
    Explanation
    SRM Standard and SRM Enterprise differ in terms of the number of virtual machines (vm's) they can protect. SRM Standard is suitable for customers who need to protect less than 75 vm's, while SRM Enterprise is designed for customers who need to protect more than 75 vm's.

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  • 16. 

    If you had to sum up SRM in one sentence to a customer, what is the best statement below?

    • A.

      SRM automates your recovery plan, eliminating manual process, which effectively lowers your recovery time objective (RTO), and allows you to test the SRM recovery plan during business hours without disruption to production applications.

    • B.

      SRM lowers your total cost of ownership

    • C.

      SRM 5 comes with vSphere Replication.

    • D.

      SRM 5 has planned migration and fail back

    Correct Answer
    A. SRM automates your recovery plan, eliminating manual process, which effectively lowers your recovery time objective (RTO), and allows you to test the SRM recovery plan during business hours without disruption to production applications.
    Explanation
    The best statement to sum up SRM to a customer is that it automates the recovery plan, eliminating the need for manual processes. This automation helps to lower the recovery time objective (RTO) and allows for testing of the recovery plan during business hours without disrupting production applications.

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