You configure datastore mappings to determine which datastores vSphere Replication uses to store replicated virtual machine disks and configuration files at the recovery site.

About this task

You can use datastore mappings when you configure vSphere Replication for virtual machines as a way to select the default destination datastores.

You configure datastore mappings from the source datastores of the virtual machines being configured for replication to destination datastores for the replicated files. A source datastore can be a single datastore that contains a single virtual machine, or it can be many datastores with many virtual machines with files spread across the datastores.

When you configure replication for a single virtual machine, you can override the datastore mappings for a site, but when you configure replication for multiple virtual machines, you can use only the site-wide datastore mappings, and you cannot override them.


  1. Click vSphere Replication in the left pane, and select a site.
  2. Click the Datastore Mappings tab, and select a source datastore.
  3. Click Configure Mapping.
  4. Browse through the hierarchy of datastores at the recovery site and select a datastore to which to map.