Basic admin tasks using Web Client – enable vSphere replication

How to enable vSphere replication. One can enable it only in vSphere Web Client.

Requirements:

  1. vSphere 5.1 suite
  2. deployed and configured vSphere 5.1 replication appliance

Steps:

  • Log in to vSphere Web client
  • From right click menu choose – Configure replication
Enable vSphere replication

Enable vSphere replication

  • Choose target site, one can add remote site as a target or local site – where replicated machine run
  • Specify target datastore for replicated virtual machine files and enable advance settings
target datastore

target datastore

  • Define target disk provisioning method
  • Set RPO – Recovery Point Objective – thresholds
Define RPO threshold

Define RPO threshold

  • Verify replication status, from Home screen –> vSphere Replication –> Sites
vSphere replication status

vSphere replication status

Artur Krzywdzinski

Artur is Consulting Architect at Nutanix. He has been using, designing and deploying VMware based solutions since 2005 and Microsoft since 2012. He specialize in designing and implementing private and hybrid cloud solution based on VMware and Microsoft software stacks, datacenter migrations and transformation, disaster avoidance. Artur holds VMware Certified Design Expert certification (VCDX #077).