In Previous post I briefly introduced Zerto. Here is now the beginning of installation and configuration series.
To start installation of Zerto solution you must download a copy for Zerto installer. It is available only upon request. Link is here
After you download it (just 345 MB and it includes .net) you can start installation. This installer installs Zerto Virtual Manager (ZVM) as windows service, plug-in for vSphere client and also copies OVF file to deploy VRAs
Installation requirement for ZVM
Can be installed on -Starting from Windows 2003 SP2 till Windows 2012R2
CPU: 2 vCPU
RAM: 4 GB
2 GB Free Disk Space
.Net Frame work 4.0 or 4.5 (comes with installation bits)
Flash Player for GUI (comes with installation bits).
It makes things really simple especially when you don’t have flash player installable easily on adobe website. Quite caring in my opinion
Express installation is preferred for Trail/Development purpose only
Repeat the procedure to install ZVM on peer site. This is needed only if you have vCenter per site.
Please exclude installation directory of Zerto from Antivirus engine
Finally check if the windows service by name “Zerto Virtual Manager” is started and set to automatic.
In next post I will be discussing custom installation
If you wish to follow entire series of Zerto go to the Landing Page