Hi other customers of Zerto;
Do you have a second zvm client\ vm installed on you DR site or is that not necessary and one is enough. I would like some opinions of Zerto customers who already using this product.
A second ZVM is not necessary at either your DR or Production location. Our requirement for installation is just one ZVM per vCenter / SCVMM in your environment.
But is it not recommended\ normal? That surprises me. Because you need a/the ZVM to execute a restore. So if the main location burns down, you can/ must execute a restore with the second ZVM on you DR site. Or do you replicate the original ZVM to the DR site? Is that what you see “in the field”?
It’s one ZVM per VC\SCVMM whether vSphere or Hyper-V, and like any good DR design we would recommend one VC\SCVMM per site. What Shaun is saying is that we do support single VC\SCVMM environments.
You are absolutely right, you do need a vCenter and ZVM to restore. However with a single vCenter / ZVM, the VMs for these respective applications, should be on remote site (DR) resources (hosts). This way if you have a massive failure on your primary datacenter site, the vCenter and ZVM is still running on remote site hosts. From there, you can launch Zerto, and restore VMs that were replicated to the remote hosts. If you would like to discuss this further, I can schedule a call to go over this with you.
Kyle R. Bromley
Zerto Implementation Specialist