In last post of this series, we discussed about architecture and components of Zerto and we talked about few roles and responsibilities that zerto virtual manager (ZVM) is accountable for. In this post we will learn how to deploy and do basic configuration of ZVM.
Before we move ahead, lets quickly recap what exactly ZVM is responsible for. The main function of ZVM are:
- It manages everything required for replication between the protected and recovery site. The actual replication of data is done by VRA though.
- It interacts with vCenter Server or SCVMM to get the inventory of VM’s, disk size, network settings and host details etc.
- It monitors changes in VMware environment and responds to that changes, for example, when a protected VM is migrated from one host to another, ZVM intercepts this change and updates this info in the ZVM portal.
Below diagram (not a great one) shows high level overview of components used in my lab. I have 2 sites which are connected via WAN link. I have vCenter server and ZVM deployed on both sites.