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


Configure the RPO, Guest OS Quiescing and Target File Location


Target VM Location


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


Select VR Replication Server


Confirm and Complete




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


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

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