SRM 5.5 VM Replication Configuration

If you plan to use VMware Replication to replicate your VMs, you’ll need to deploy a VR Appliance at each site.  Click the “Deploy VR Appliance” link under the VMware replication tab.VMReplicationSetup1

 

Deploy the OVF template to your desired ClusterHostnetwork and datastore.

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Name your VR appliance and select the inventory location.

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Choose your cluster.

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Choose a resource pool, or just the cluster name if no resource pools exist.  The cluster itself, acts as a resource pool.

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Choose your datastore.

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Provision your virtual disks.

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Select your virtual network.  This might be a good time to review you networks again.  It may make sense to create a different network strictly for your replication traffic.

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Change the root password for the VR appliance as well as configuring your networking settings.

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Select the vCenter Extension vService to connect to vCenter.

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Review the settings and click finish.

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Wait for the replication appiance to deploy the disks and register with vCenter.

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Once the appliance has been deployed, you can use the URL to make further modifications, or upgrade later on.

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Congratulations!

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