You can add and remove datastore groups to and from an array-based replication protection group, or add and remove virtual machines to and from a vSphere Replication protection group. You can also change the name and description of an array-based replication, vVols replication, or vSphere Replication protection group.

Note: You cannot edit storage policy protection groups after their initial creation. You add virtual machines to or remove virtual machines from an existing storage policy protection group by modifying the storage policy associations of virtual machines in protected datastores. You can only add or remove virtual machines in a storage policy protection group if recovery has never been run on that protection group. For more information, see Limitations of Storage Policy Protection Groups.

Prerequisites

You created an array-based replication protection group, vVols replication protection group, or a vSphere Replication protection group.

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, right-click a protection group, and click Edit.
  4. (Optional) Change the name or description of the protection group and click Next.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Modify the datastore groups or virtual machines that the protection group contains.
    • For array-based protection groups, select or deselect datastore groups to add them to or remove them from the protection group, and click Next.
    • For vSphere Replication protection groups, select or deselect virtual machines to add them to or remove them from the protection group, and click Next.
    • For vVols protection groups, select or deselect replication groups to add them to or remove them from the protection group, and click Next
  7. Review the settings and click Next to apply the changes.
    You cannot revert or cancel the changes while Site Recovery Manager updates the protection group.
  8. Click Finish.

Results

If you configured site-wide inventory mappings, Site Recovery Manager applies the mappings to the virtual machines that you added to the protection group. If successful, the status for the virtual machines is OK.
Note: When you add datastores or virtual machines to a protection group, inventory mappings only apply to the new virtual machines. For example, if you change inventory mappings, then add a datastore to a protection group that is in the OK state, Site Recovery Manager applies the new mappings to the newly protected virtual machines that reside in the new datastore. The previously protected virtual machines continue to use the old mappings.

If you have not configured site-wide inventory mappings, the status for the protection group is Not Configured and the status for the new virtual machines is Mapping Missing.

What to do next

If the status of the protection group is Not Configured and the status for the new virtual machines is Mapping Missing, apply inventory mappings to the virtual machines: