By migrating an existing replication to a remote organization, the workload runs in the destination site and the source workload is powered off.


  • Verify that VMware Cloud Director Availability is deployed in both the source and in the destination sites.
  • Verify that you can access VMware Cloud Director Availability as a tenant or as a service provider. For more information, see Accessing VMware Cloud Director Availability.
  • Verify that the vApp or the virtual machine is protected in the destination site, before you start a migrate task. For more information, see Create a Migration.


  1. In the left pane, choose a replication direction..
  2. Select the protected vApp or virtual machine to migrate over and click All actions > Migrate.
  3. In the Migrate wizard, configure your selected workload for the migration.
    1. On the Migrate Settings page, configure the recovered workload and click Next.
      Option Description
      Consolidate VM disks

      Enable for a better performance of the recovered virtual machines at the expense of the failover task taking longer to complete.

      Power on recovered vApps

      Select to power on the virtual machines on the destination site after the task completes.

      Network settings
      • Select Apply preconfigured network settings on failover, to assign the network configured during the virtual machine replication.
      • Select Connect all VMs to network and from the drop-down menu select a network to connect the replicated virtual machines to.
    2. On the Ready To Complete page, review the task details and click Finish.
      After a successful recovery, all source virtual machines are synchronized and then powered off. The migration completes when in the Recovery state column of the replication you see Failed-Over.
  4. In the bottom pane, to monitor the progress of the task, click the Tasks tab.


A manual (offline) sync runs. If the source workload is powered on, then it is powered off and a manual sync runs. Then the vApp or virtual machines are recovered on the destination site.

What to do next

  • You can reverse and reprotect the workload back to the source site. For more information, see Perform a Reverse Task.
  • You can permanently stop the replication traffic, remove the replication from the vApp and virtual machine list, and remove all retained replication instances, by clicking All actions > Delete.