Replicating VMs with vSphere Replication

This is Blog 5 on VMware Site Recovery Manager and vSphere Replication.  This post will cover replicating VMs with vSphere Replication.

Current Progress

  • Prod and DR Cluster
  • Prod and DR Cluster
  • 1 host per cluster with vSphere 5.5
  • 1 Domain Controller (08R2) per site
  • 1 vCenter Virtual Appliance (5.5) per site
  • 1 SRM server per site. SQL express is installed on the same server
  • SRM servers paired together
  • Resources Mappings, Folder Mappings, network Mappings and Placeholder Datastores have been configured
  • vSphere Replication has been installed

Replicating VMs

Login to vCenter and select a VM that you want to replicate.  Go to the VR Replication Tab and Configure Replication

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Configure the RPO, Guest OS Quiescing and Target File Location

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Target VM Location

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Configure Each Hard Disk with the Disk Replication, Target Disk File Location, and Target Disk Type

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Select VR Replication Server

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Confirm and Complete

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Succeed

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Now you can Monitor and Configure Replication in the vSphere Replication Tab

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The next Blog Post will cover setting up Protection Groups and Recovery Plans

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