You can adjust global settings to change how Site Recovery Manager interacts with vSphere Replication.


  1. In the vSphere Client or the vSphere Web Client, click Site Recovery > Open Site Recovery.
  2. On the Site Recovery home tab, select a site pair and click View Details.
  3. In the left pane click Configure > Advanced Settings > vSphere Replication.
  4. Click Edit to modify the vSphere Replication settings.
    Option Description
    Allow Site Recovery Manager to recover virtual machines that are managed by other solutions. The default value is false. vSphere Replication allows solutions to manage the replication of virtual machines. By default, Site Recovery Manager only recovers the virtual machines that it manages. To allow Site Recovery Manager to recover virtual machines whose replications are managed by other solutions, select the allowOtherSolutionTagInRecovery check box.
    Keep older multiple point in time (PIT) snapshots during recovery. The default value is true. If you configure vSphere Replication to take PIT snapshots of protected virtual machines, Site Recovery Manager only recovers the most recent snapshot when you perform a recovery. To recover older PIT snapshots during recovery, select the preserveMpitImagesAsSnapshots check box.
    Change the timeout period for vSphere Replication synchronization operations. The default value is 7200. Enter a new value in the synchronizationTimeout text box. The value that you enter must be half of the timeout time that you want to set. The default value is 7200 and corresponds to a working synchronization timeout period of 14400 seconds. Change this value if you experience timeout errors when vSphere Replication synchronizes virtual machines on the recovery site.
    Change the default RPO setting for replications. The default value is 240. Enter a new value in the vrReplication.timeDefault text box. The default value is 240 minutes (4 hours). This value is selected when you configure replications, but you can specify a different RPO in the Configure Replication wizard when you configure replication for an individual virtual machine or for a group of virtual machines.
  5. Click OK to save your changes.