After grouping virtual machines in an on premises to cloud replication, you can modify the resulting vApp name and the grouped virtual machines order of boot and boot delay. Also, you can modify the vApp replication settings or exclude replicated virtual machines.


  • Verify that VMware Cloud Director Availability is deployed in both the on-premises site and in the destination cloud site.


  1. Under Incoming Replications, click from On-Prem and select a vApp.
  2. To modify the vApp settings, click the vApp Settings button.
  3. In the Edit vApp Settings window, modify the vApp settings.
    1. In the vApp name, modify the name of the vApp.
    2. To change the order of boot of the virtual machines, drag the rows.
    3. To set a boot delay for each virtual machine, under Start wait enter a number and select seconds or minutes.
    4. To accept the changes, click Apply.
  4. To modify the settings of the vApp replication, click the Settings button.
  5. In the Edit Protection Settings window, modify the replication settings.
    1. To change the target recovery point objective (RPO) between 5 minutes and 24 hours, click the timeline or the preset times.
    2. To modify the retention policy, select the number of instances and a duration to spread them.
    3. To enable the quiesce, enable the toggle.
    4. To compress the replication traffic, enable the toggle.
    5. To accept the changes, click Apply.
  6. To exclude replicated virtual machines from vApp replications, on the top of the page, click VM.
    1. To exclude a VM replication, select it and click Delete.
      You can later add this VM replication to a new vApp replication but not to an existing vApp replication.
    2. In the Delete window, to confirm the exclusion click Delete.


VMware Cloud Director Availability replicates the vApp in the destination cloud site with the modified settings.