Tag Archives: DR

vSphere Metro Storage Cluster (vMSC) and partially connected datastores?

By | May 7, 2016

vSphere Metro Storage Cluster (vMSC) is a certified (you should always check/verify compatibility on VMware Storage Compatibility Guide) configuration for stretched storage (synchronized replication) cluster architectures. As I already described, there are possible two vMSC configurations based on how the hosts are connected to the storage arrays. The below figure presents uniform host access configuration (the most often… Read More »

vSphere Metro Storage Cluster (vMSC) on NetApp clustered Data ONTAP - Overview.

By | August 4, 2015

Recently I discussed with my colleague the vSphere Metro Storage Cluster (vMSC) running on NetApp clustered Data ONTAP 8.3 or later as it is supported already by VMware. Our customer wanted to build a highly available virtual infrastructure stretched between two data centers and based on vSphere HA. In this post you will find answers for the following… Read More »

Zerto Virtual Replication 3.5 - Architecture Overview.

By | July 9, 2016

Zerto Virtual Replication provides a business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR) solution in a virtual environment. This is a competitor of VMware Site Recovery Manager and EMC Recover Point for Virtual Machines. Some main features: Recovery Point Objective (RPO) – seconds. (async replication available) Zerto Virtual Replication is storage-agnostic. Any storage supported by VMware (including FC, FCoE,… Read More »