Create array-based replication protection groups to protect virtual machines for which you configured array-based replication.

Prerequisites

Verify that you have included virtual machines in datastores for which you configured array-based replication.

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. Click the Protection Groups tab, and click New to create a protection group.
  4. On the Name and direction page, enter a name and description for the protection group, select a direction, and click Next.
  5. On the Protection group type pane, select Datastore groups (array-based replication), select an array pair, and click Next.
  6. Select datastore groups to add to the protection group and click Next.
    When you select a datastore group, the virtual machines that the group contains appear in the Virtual machines table.
  7. On the Recovery plan page, you can optionally add the protection group to a recovery plan.
    Option Description
    Add to existing recovery plan Adds the protection group to an existing recovery plan.
    Add to new recovery plan Adds the protection group to a new recovery plan.

    If you select this option, you must enter a recovery plan name.

    Do not add to recovery plan now Select this option if you do not want to add the protection group to a recovery plan.
  8. Review your settings and click Finish.
    You can monitor the progress of the creation of the protection group on the Protection Group tab.
    • If Site Recovery Manager successfully applied inventory mappings to the protected virtual machines, the protection status of the protection group is OK.
    • If you did not configure inventory mappings, or if Site Recovery Manager was unable to apply them, the protection status of the protection group is Not Configured.

What to do next

If the protection status of the protection group is Not Configured, apply inventory mappings to the virtual machines: