This tutorial shows you how to begin protecting a virtual machine and discusses the configuration options for replication. It assumes you have already installed the vSphere Replication Appliance and connected the appliance to the recovery site in vCloud Air.
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You have several options when configuring a virtual machine in the vSphere inventory to start replicating to vCloud Air. To set these options:
5. In the Configure Replication – Target site window, select the target site where the virtual machine will be replicated, and then click Next.
6. In the Configure Replication – Target location window, select storage policy, and then click Next.
7. In the Configure Replication – Replication options window, select a guest quiescing method, if desired, and then click Next.
8. In the Configure Replication – Recovery settings window, set an RPO value, and then click Next.
9. In the Configure Replication – Ready to complete window, review the configuration settings, and then click Finish.
Once the virtual machine completes configuration, it will automatically start to perform its initial full sync. To monitor replication progress in the vSphere Web Client:
You can also monitor replication progress in vCloud Air - Disaster Recovery. To do this:
3. On the virtual data center’s Dashboard, click the Virtual Machines tab. Note in the Recovery Status column that the virtual machine now has a placeholder in vCloud Air.
4. Move to the Replication tab. Note in the Replication Status column that there is currently an RPO violation. This is normal because the initial full sync is still completing.
The final task is to verify that replication was successful in both the vSphere Web Client and vCloud Air. To do this: