One of the white papers I worked on in 2012 when I was part of Technical Marketing was just published. This white paper is about VMware View infrastructure resiliency. It is a common question from customers, and now with this white paper you can explore the different options and understand the impact of these options. Below is a link to the paper and the description is has on the VMware website.
VMware View Infrastructure Resiliency: VMware View 5 and VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
“This case study provides insight and information on how to increase availability and recoverability of a VMware View infrastructure using VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM), common disaster recovery (DR) tools and methodologies, and vSphere High Availability.”
I want to thank Simon Richardson, Kris Boyd, Matt Coppinger and John Dodge for working with me on this paper. Glad it is finally available!
Great and very much needed paper! My only question is around floating desktops recovery. Wouldn’t it be much easier to build the infrastructure at the recovery site, including pools and only worry about replicating user persona and data – using DFS or storage replication? As long as the parent image(s) are kept up-to-date and also replicated, wouldn’t that be enough?
I understand the more complex steps for persistent desktop recovery, but floating pools just seems that it doesn’t require that much complexity.
Duncan Epping says
There are various ways of achieving the same thing indeed. These are just some examples of what we have tested and found to work. Do note that re-parenting images is not as easy as it sounds 🙂
Is there a kb on reparenting images?