vSphere Replication

How to Configure vSphere Replication Appliance Step by Step

Configure vCenter Server in vSphere Replication

VMware vSphere Replication is a hypervisor-based, asynchronous replication solution for vSphere virtual machines. It is fully integrated with VMware vCenter Server and the vSphere Web Client. vSphere Replication delivers flexible, reliable and cost-efficient replication. In this post we will see on how to configure vSphere Replication Appliance Step by Step.

When you deploy vSphere Replication appliance, you must have to configure vCenter Server in vSphere replication in order to replicate your virtual machines. Once you integrate your vCenter Server vSphere replication will be visible in vCenter Server home page. From there you can go ahead & configure replications.

If you haven’t installed vSphere Replication Appliance, Check below link:

How to Install vSphere Replication Appliance Step by Step ?

Let’s see How to configure vSphere Replication appliance step by step:

Step 1:
Once you have deployed the vCenter Server Appliance.
Power On the Appliance. It will take few minutes to startup.
You can access the vSphere Replication Appliance using IP or Hostname with port no 5480.
For e.g.:

https://vr.masteringvmware.com:5480

Login using admin account which you have setup during installation.

configure vcenter in vSphere replication

Step 2:
Once you login you will see “Configure Appliance” button.
Click on Configure Appliance.

configure vcenter in vSphere replication

Step 3:
Provide the PSC details of your vCenter Server & click Next.

configure vcenter in vSphere replication

Step 4:
You will see the vCenter Server. If you have multiple vCenter Server linked to single PSC than you will get more vCenter Servers.
Select the vCenter Server & click Next.

configure vcenter in vSphere replication

Step 5:
Provide the Site Name, Email & you can also configure dedicated storage Traffic IP to segregate the network traffic. Click Next to continue.

configure vcenter in vSphere replication

Step 6:
Review all the configuration & click Finish to complete the wizard.

configure vcenter in vSphere replication

It will take few seconds to configure the vSphere Replication.

configure vcenter in vSphere replication

Once successfully configured. You will see success notification.
vCenter details will be visible in the Summary page.

configure vcenter in vSphere replication

Login to vCenter Server.
In Shortcuts page you will see Site Recovery icon.
Click on Site recovery to access vSphere Replication.

configure vcenter in vSphere replication

You will see the status & details of vSphere Replication here.

configure vcenter in vSphere replication

 

You can click on Open Site recovery to access vSphere replication.

That’s it, Using this way you can easily configure vSphere Replication appliance. In future posts we will see on how to configure VM replication using vSphere replication.

Note: In this post we have used vSphere Replication Appliance 8.5. If you are using different version few steps may differ.

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Mayur Parmar

Hi I am Mayur Parmar. Independent Author & Founder of Mastering VMware. I am working in IT industry for more than 4 Years with knowledge of VMware , Microsoft Server's, Linux Server's.

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