Deploy the vSphere Replication appliance on the protected region.


  1. Log in to vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client.
    1. Open a Web browser and go to https://sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local/vsphere-client.
    2. Log in using the following credentials.
      Setting Value
      User name administrator@vsphere.local
      Password vsphere_admin_password
  2. In the Navigator pane, click Hosts and Clusters.
  3. Right-click sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local and select Deploy OVF Template.
  4. On the Select template page, click the Browse button, use a multiple selection to select the following files from the bin folder of the .iso mount for vSphere Replication on your computer, click Open, and click Next.
    • vSphere_Replication_OVF10.ovf
    • vSphere_Replication-support.vmdk
    • vSphere_Replication-system.vmdk
  5. On the Select name and location page, enter a node name, select the inventory folder for the virtual appliance, and click Next.
    Setting Value
    Name sfo01m01vrms01
    vCenter Server sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local
    Data center sfo01-m01dc
    Folder sfo01-m01fd-bcdr
  6. On the Select a resource page, select the sfo01-m01-mgmt01 cluster and click Next.
  7. On the Review details page, click Next.
  8. On the Accept license agreements page, click Accept and click Next.
  9. On the Select configuration page, leave the default 4 vCPU configuration selected and click Next.
  10. On the Select storage page, enter the following settings and click Next.
    Setting Value
    Select virtual disk format Thin provision
    VM Storage Policy vSAN Default Storage Policy
    Datastore sfo01-m01-vsan01
  11. On the Setup networks page, select the following settings and click Next.
    Setting Value
    Management Network Destination sfo01-m01-vds01-management
    IP protocol IPv4
    IP allocation Static - Manual
  12. On the Customize template page, enter the following settings and click Next.
    Setting Value
    DNS servers,
    Domain name sfo01.rainpole.local
    DNS search path sfo01.rainpole.local
    Management Network IP Address
    NTP Servers ntp.sfo01.rainpole.local,ntp.lax01.rainpole.local
    Enter password vr_sfo_root_password
    Confirm password vr_sfo_root_password
  13. On the vService bindings page, click Next.
  14. On the Ready to complete page, click Finish.
  15. In the Navigator pane, expand the entire sfo01m01vc01.sfo01.rainpole.local tree, select the sfo01m01vrms01 VM and click the Power On button.