Backup & DRvSphere Replication

How to Deploy vSphere Replication Appliance Step by Step

VMware vSphere Replication is an VMware solution for data protection and disaster recovery for all your virtual machines in your environment. 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.

vSphere Replication is an alternative to storage-based replication. It protects virtual machines from partial or complete site failures by replicating the virtual machines between the following sites:
  • From a source site to a target site
  • Within a single site from one cluster to another
  • From multiple source sites to a shared remote target site

vSphere Replication provides several benefits as compared to storage-based replication.

  • Data protection at lower cost per virtual machine.
  • A replication solution that allows flexibility in storage vendor selection at the source and target sites.
  • Overall lower cost per replication.
You can use vSphere Replication with the vCenter Server Appliance or with a standard vCenter Server installation. You can have a vCenter Server Appliance on one site and a standard vCenter Server installation on the other. With vSphere Replication, you can replicate virtual machines from a source datacenter to a target site quickly and efficiently.

In this post we will see on How to deploy vSphere Replication Step by Step:

Step 1:

Download the vSphere Replication Appliance from VMware.
Choose Host or Cluster on which you want to deploy vSphere Replication.
Right Click > Deploy OVF Template.
Step 2:
Click on Browse to select the vSphere Replication.
Select the Appliance files.
Click Next.
vr-deploy-2Step 3:
Enter the Name for the Appliance and select the location.
Click Next.vsphere-replication-deploy-2
Step 4:

Select the resources for the vSphere Replication Appliance and click Next.vsphere-replication-deploy-3
Step 5:

Review the details and click Next.vsphere-replication-deploy-4
Step 6:

Accept the license agreement and click Next.


Step 7:

Select the deployment configuration based on your requirement 2 vCPU or 4 vCPU.
Click Next.


Step 8:

Select the storage for the appliance deployment. You can also specify the disk format.
Click Next.


Step 9:

Select the network for vSphere Replication Appliance.
It is recommended to use the static IP Address so choose the IP Allocation as static.
Click Next.


Step 10:

Configure the Networking settings for the vSphere Replication and provide the NTP Server.
Set the Root user password.
Click Next.


Step 11:

Review the service bindings and click Next.


Step 12:

Review all the configuration and click Finish to deploy the vSphere Replication Appliance.



It will take some time to deploy the vSphere Replication Appliance.

Checkout our posts on vSphere Replication:

How to Add vCenter Server in vSphere Replication ?

How to Add Target Site in vSphere Replication ?

How to Replicate VM using vSphere Replication ?

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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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