You can include virtual machines that you configured for a vVols replication in vVols protection groups.

When using vVols protection groups, Site Recovery Manager checks both the recovery and the protection site and matches the vVols configurations that can be used. That includes paired fault domains, direction of replication, and so on. To use vVols protection groups, you must have a registered vVols datastore at both the protected and the recovery site.

There are certain limitations to vVols protection groups.
  • Site Recovery Manager does not support protection of virtual machines that have non-replicated virtual disks with vVols protection groups.
  • Site Recovery Manager does not support the protection of virtual machines with different vVols-based disks, replicated by different storage policies or different vVols replication groups.
  • vVols does not support the recovery of template virtual machines.

For additional information about vVols, see Using vVols with Site Recovery Manager and Change the vVols Replication Settings.