Site Recovery Manager can use vSphere Replication to replicate data to servers at the recovery site.

You deploy the vSphere Replication appliance and configure vSphere Replication on virtual machines independently of Site Recovery Manager. See Install vSphere Replication in the VMware Site Recovery for VMware Cloud on AWS Installation and Configuration guide for information about deploying and configuring vSphere Replication.

vSphere Replication does not require storage arrays. The vSphere Replication storage replication source and target can be any storage device, including, but not limited to, storage arrays.

Figure 1. Site Recovery Manager Architecture with vSphere Replication


SRM architecture with vSphere Replication