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VMware - Site Recovery Manager Skills Test

Our customizable skills test is designed by our subject matter experts to help TA and TD professionals assess strengths and weaknesses of employees and job candidates, screen for various positions, enhance talent development and reduce hiring costs.

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VMware - Site Recovery Manager Skills Test

What is VMware - Site Recovery Manager?

It is a software solution that enables organizations to automate disaster recovery operations for their virtualized infrastructure. It allows for efficient management, replication, and recovery of virtual machines in the event of a disaster or planned outage. With capable experts in your team, you can mitigate risks with a well-planned disaster recovery process using VMware tools and skills.

Why use iMocha’s VMware - Site Recovery Manager skills test?

Thistest offers a comprehensive and fair assessment of individuals, helping you solve major roadblocks in traditional recruitment and upskilling programs. The evaluation includes industry-grade modules to benchmark candidates and employees based on disaster recovery concepts, configuration, management, and troubleshooting parameters. Empowered with in-built report analytics, using our test, you can make data-driven talent decisions for your company.

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Test Summary

Assesses individuals on the following skills:

  • Understanding of VMware virtualization technologies, particularly VMware vSphere, ESXi, and SRM.
  • Knowledge of virtual machines, hosting, data stores, and networking within a virtual environment.
  • Proficiency in disaster recovery principles and best practices, including Recovery Point Objectives (RPOs), Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs), and overall recovery processes.
  • Understanding of vSphere Replication Architecture, Migration, and Recovery Plan.
  • Knowledge of networking and storage concepts, including virtual networking, IP addressing, VLANs, SAN / NAS, and storage protocols. Optionally, VMware NSX or software-defined storage.
  • Knowledge of automating recovery orchestration using VMware Site Recovery Manager, including creating and executing recovery workflows and automating failover and failback processes.
  • Proficiency in DRaaS concepts and the ability to integrate VMware Site Recovery Manager with cloud-based disaster recovery services.
Useful for hiring
  • Site Recovery Manager Administrator
  • Disaster Recovery Specialist
  • Business Continuity Manager
  • Virtualization Engineer (with SRM expertise)
  • VMware Infrastructure Specialist
  • VMware Cloud Consultant (with SRM focus)
  • Virtualization and Disaster Recovery Architect
  • VMware Solution Engineer (with SRM proficiency)
  • VMware Infrastructure Administrator (with SRM responsibility)
  • VMware Certified Professional - Site Recovery Manager (VCP-SRM)
  • Cloud Operations Engineer (with SRM experience)
  • Virtualization and Storage Consultant (with SRM knowledge)
  • IT Resiliency Manager
  • VMware Technical Support Engineer (with SRM specialization)
  • IT Infrastructure Manager (with SRM responsibility)
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iMocha’s VMware-Site Recovery Manager skills test can be customized per the organization's need. To evaluate talent at different levels, our SMEs have created modules of varying difficulty levels to focus on VMWare virtualization skills, vCenter or ESXi expertise, proficiency in vSphere and virtual networking, and other areas.  

In addition to these technical skills, the test can be customized according to the soft skills required by the role, including English language and communication skills. 

What are the most common interview questions related to this role?
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Some common interview questions related to this role include the following:

  • Can you explain the reason for using virtual machines instead of original hardware?
  • What is VMware, and when do we use it?
  • Explain desktop virtualization.
  • What is network virtualization?
  • Explain memory and storage virtualization.
  • Explain the components of VMware infrastructure.
  • What is ESXi?
  • What is VMKernel?
  • What are VMware vSphere API and vSphere SDK?
What are the required skillsets for VMware - Site Recovery Manager?
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The technical and non-technical skills required to work on VMware - Site Recovery Manager roles are as follows:


  • Strong understanding of VMware virtualization technologies, including VMware vSphere, ESXi, and others
  • Familiarity with disaster recovery strategies, including business continuity planning, recovery point objectives, and recovery time objectives.
  • Expertise in installing, configuring, and managing VMware SRM, including setup of protection groups, recovery plans, and replication.
  • Understanding of risk and vulnerability assessment, including security policies, standards, and processes.
  • Expertise in diagnosis and resolving issues related to Recovery Manager, including configurations, replication, and recovery operations.


  • Problem-solving skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Proactive about staying up-to-date with the latest developments in security and data management standards