To control the replication settings allowed for replications on a VMware Cloud Director organization level, as a service provider you can create replication policies.


  • Verify that VMware Cloud Director Availability is deployed in the cloud site.


  1. In the left pane, click Policies.
  2. In the Policies page, click New.
  3. In the New Policy window, configure the replication attributes, and click Create.
    Setting Value
    Policy name Enter a unique, case-sensitive name for the new policy.
    Incoming migrations Select to allow incoming migrations.
    Outgoing migrations Select to allow outgoing migrations.
    Incoming protections Select to allow incoming protections.
    Outgoing protections Select to allow outgoing protections.
    Custom SLA settings Select to allow custom SLA settings per replication. Deselect to allow only the SLA profiles to set the SLA settings.
    Max rotated instances per protection If incoming protections are selected, enter the maximum number of rotated instances per replication.
    Max stored instances per protection If incoming protections are selected, enter the maximum number of stored instances per replication.
    Minimum allowed RPO If incoming protections are selected, set the minimum allowed RPO by using the Recovery Point Objective (RPO) slider or by clicking the time ranges.
    Limit the number of configured replications If incoming migrations or incoming protections or both are selected, enter the maximum number of replications.
    Bandwidth throttling Select whether to allow bandwidth throttling and if selected enter the maximum throughput per each VMware Cloud Director Availability On-Premises Appliance.


You created the replication policy and you can see it listed on the Policies page.

What to do next

You can assign the new policy to a VMware Cloud Director organization. For more information, see Assign a Replication Policy to Organizations.