Did you see the new VMware video about vCenter Site Recovery Manager (SRM) and would like to try it firsthand?
You only have three choices:
- Configure your own lab
- Rent the proper enterprise equipment at our own virtualization.info Rent-A-Lab
- Setup the whole thing in a consumer box
The last scenario may sound a little hard to realize (and certainly not the best one for some serious evaluation) but it can be done: VMware published an official 20-pages guide describing all the steps to configure a two-sites environment with SRM in a single consumer box.
To achieve the (magic) goal VMware suggests to use a 64-bit laptop with Intel VT and at least 3GB RAM, VMware Workstation 6.5, LeftHand Network virtual SAN, and of course VI 3.5 plus SRM 1.0.