You can edit replication settings to modify how long Site Recovery Manager waits for the creation of virtual machine placeholders to finish. You can modify the protection polling interval of virtual machines in storage policy protection groups.

Procedure

  1. In the vSphere Client or the vSphere Web Client, click Site Recovery > Open Site Recovery.
  2. On the Site Recovery home tab, select a site pair, and click View Details.
  3. In the left pane, click Configure > Advanced Settings > Replication.
  4. Select a site, and click Edit to change the settings.
    Option Action
    Exclude CD/DVD and floppy media devices from protection. The default value is true. To disable the setting, move the slider to change the value of replication.autoExcludeMediaDevices to false.
    Automatically try to select placeholder datastores. The default value is true. To disable the setting, move the slider to change the value of replication.automaticPlaceholderDatastoreSelection to false.
    Set the minimum amount of free disk space available in megabytes for an automatic placeholder datastore selection. The default value is 50 MB. To change the amount of free disk space, enter a new value in the replication.automaticPlaceholderDatastoreSelectionMinFreeSpace text box.
    Skip the check for non-protected replica virtual machines while deactivating the protection site during Planned Migration. The default value is false. Move the slider to change the value replication.disablePiggybackVmsCheckDuringDeactivate to true.
    Change the timeout in seconds to wait when creating a placeholder virtual machine. The default value is 300 seconds. Enter a new value in the replication.placeholderVmCreationTimeout text box.
    Periodically poll the virtual machines in storage policy protection groups for missing mappings and report a warning if any mappings are missing that can cause the storage policy protection group recovery to fail. The default value is false. Move the slider to change the value of replication.pollForMissingInventoryMappings to true.
    Enable or disable the preservation of VM Tags on the recovery site for recovered virtual machines. The default value is true. Move the slider to change the value of replication.preserveVmTags to false.
    Note: To attach tags to recovered virtual machines on the recovery site, the setting must be set to true on the recovery site.
    Change the timeout in seconds to wait for consistency group information to be replicated to the remote site before starting an online sync on that site. The default is 900 seconds. Enter a new value in the replication.protectionInfoSyncTimeout text box.
    Change the interval in seconds to poll the storage policy protection groups and missing inventory mappings. The default value is 120 seconds. Enter a new value in the replication.protectionPollInterval text box.
    Note: Before you update the polling interval, estimate the changes in your environment, their frequency, and the performance of the environment.
  5. To save your changes, click OK.