EMC has now raised curtains formally and in a big way for their RecoverPoint for VM software. Those familiar with the traditional RecoverPoint appliances know how robust the replication appliances are. I am hoping its the same through the software. I will be trying it out very soon in our my own lab environment and will post about he results after that.
But, right now what is important is that RecoverPoint for VM is free. That’s right – it is free for all non production environments. This is not a trial – it is the full blown version for unlimited time. This provides sufficient time for testing and ensuring it meets your needs – before you buy.
That means a ton of user requirements can be tested as long as you can provide required disk space (for replication journalling). Usually 5-10% of source volume during testing and in production it is usually 15-20% of source volume depending on how long you want of a data journal protection you want – i.e. PVR like functionality.
The link to the software download page is here
You will need to register to download the software.
The RecoverPoint for VMs download package contains the following content:
• Complete binary image of the product
• The binary image of the Deployment Manager
• RecoverPoint for VMs Documentation Kit which includes
• Try Before You Buy Readme,
• Preliminary Sizing Guide,
• Installation & Deployment Guide,
• Quick Start Poster, and
• Administrator’s Guide
VMware Infrastructure: VMware vCenter and ESXi Servers, release 5.1 U1 or later
Network Infrastructure: 4 virtual networks (LAN, WAN, 2 iSCSI); 1 software iSCSI adapter per ESXi node with 2 VMKernel ports
RecoverPoint for VMs: Minimum of two virtual appliances per cluster
Virtual Appliance Configuration Options:
• 2 vCPUs / 4 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 80 GB storage
• 4 vCPUs / 9 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 80 GB storage
• 8 vCPUs / 17 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 80 GB storage