vSphere Replication

How to Recover VM in vSphere Replication Step by Step

Recover VM in vSphere Replication Step by Step

In our previous post we have learned about how to configure VM replication at DR site. So that you can replicate your critical VMs & protect from any disaster. vSphere Replication provides you the functionality to Replicate & Recover VM in few easy steps so that once you have all set you are protected from disaster events. In this post we will see on How to Recover VM in vSphere Replication.

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In case of any disaster or outage you must have the easy options available to recover your critical VMs so that you can have minimum downtime. In vSphere Replication Recover functionality is used to recover virtual machines which are replicated from one site to another. vSphere Replication has RPO of as low as 5 minutes so that you don’t lose much data.

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

How to Install vSphere Replication Appliance Step by Step ?

So let’s see how to Recover VM in vSphere Replication:

Step 1:
Login to your DR vCenter Server where you want to recover VM.
Go to Site Recovery & Open Site Recovery.

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Step 2:
Click View details to open Site Recovery.

recover vm in vsphere replication

Step 3:
Go to the Replications Tab.
Select Incoming Replication.
Select the VM which you want to Recover.
Click Recover button as shown.

recover vm in vsphere replication

Step 4:
VM Recovery wizard will start here.
Select the Recovery option as required.
Click Next.

recover vm in vsphere replication

Step 5:
Specify the folder location for your recovered VM at recovery site.
Click Next.

recover vm in vsphere replication

Step 6:
Specify the host on which you want to recover your VM at recovery site.
Click Next.

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Step 7:
Review all the settings & click Finish to exit wizard & start recovery of the VM.

recover vm in vsphere replication

You will see that Recovery is started & VM will be recovered within seconds.

recover vm in vsphere replication

In vCenter Server as well you can view various tasks for VM recovery is being performed.

recover vm in vsphere replication

Once all the tasks gets completed you will be able to access your recovered VM. It may take time based on your environment.

Using this way you can easily Recover your VM in case of any failure or disaster at datacenter so that you can provide availability to your customers. Once you have recovered VM you must reconfigure the replication from DR site to DC site in order to protect again. As of now there is no automated option available.

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

Checkout our posts on vSphere Replication:

Why vSphere Replication is must have solution for SDDC ?

How to Install vSphere Replication Appliance Step by Step ?

How to Configure vSphere Replication Appliance Step by Step ?

How to Configure Site Pair in vSphere Replication Step by Step ?

How to Configure VM Replication in vSphere Replication Step by Step ?

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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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