The above guide is a bit out of date since it covers SMVI version 1.0 and I am deploying version 2.0. Two questions:
1. Will the above best practices guide be updated soon?
2. I am most intersted in the content on page 9 of this guide which talks about the configuration of SMVI if the software itself is installed in a virtual machine. My VMWare Virtual Center runs as a VM so I will be installing SMVI 2.0 on a VM. I did not know if this section of the guide still pertains to SMVI 2.0
I have configure SMVI with Protection Manager once. The deatils are a bit fuzzy but from what I remember I coud only configure the protection policy on the vault. This would trigger the snapshots on the vault side of things to set and control the vault retention policy. If you use protection manager to do the transfers there was no way I culd figure out to have it take the SMVI snapshot and not create one of it's own.
Matt Robinson's new SV-SMVI tool is very very good and I have implemented it a several customers already. You can't monitor the transfers with protection manager but it is very easy to set up and is very robust.