You can recover virtual machines at specific points in time (PIT), such as the last known consistent state.

When you configure а replication, you can enable multiple point in time (MPIT) instances in the recovery settings. vSphere Replication keeps several snapshot instances of the virtual machine on the target site, based on the retention policy that you specify. vSphere Replication supports a maximum of 24 snapshot instances. After you recover a virtual machine, you can revert it to a specific snapshot.

During the replication process, vSphere Replication replicates all aspects of the virtual machine to the target site, including any potential viruses and corrupted applications. If a virtual machine has a virus or a corruption and you have configured vSphere Replication to keep PIT snapshots, you can recover the virtual machine and then revert it to a snapshot in its uncorrupted state.

You can also use the PIT instances to recover the last known good state of a database.

Note: vSphere Replication does not replicate virtual machine snapshots.
Figure 1. Recovering a Virtual Machine at Points in Time

Recovering a virtual machine at points in time (PIT)