You can use the 5 minute Recovery Point Objective (RPO) if the target and the source sites use VMFS 6.0, VMFS 5.x, NFS 4.1, NFS 3, VVOL, or VMware vSAN 6.2 Update 3 storage and later.

vSphere Replication 8.0 displays the 5 minute RPO setting when the target and the source site use VMFS 6.0, VMFS 5.x, NFS 4.1, NFS 3, VVOL, or VMware vSAN 6.2 Update 3 storage and later.

You can use the 5 minute RPO setting if you are using different datastore types between the source and the target site.

The 5 minute RPO can be applied to a maximum of 100 VMs on VMFS 6.0, VMFS 5.x, NFS 4.1, NFS 3 and VMware vSAN 6.2 Update 3 and later. The maximum for VVOL datastore is 50 VMs.

Note:

If you select the OS quiescing option while configuring replication, you cannot use an RPO value lower than 15 minutes.