In the vCloud Availability Portal or in the vCloud Availability vSphere Client Plug-In, you can protect or migrate workloads by replicating vApps or virtual machines.

Protect or migrate vApps and virtual machines by replicating them from one site to another.

Replication Types

  • Protecting a vApp or a virtual machine from one organization to another keeps the workload running in the source site.
  • Migrating a vApp or a virtual machine to a remote organization runs the workload in the destination site.

Replicated Workload Settings

vCloud Availability preserves and periodically synchronizes the vCloud Director settings that accompany the vApps or the virtual machines in a replication. After a successful protection or migration, vCloud Availability reads these settings from the source site and applies them to the destination site, at the end of the replication workflow.
Table 1. Replicated vApp Settings
vApp Settings Replicated in vCloud Availability 3.0 Replicated in vCloud Availability 3.5
vApp Name Yes Yes
Description Yes Yes
Leases - -
Starting and Stopping VMs Configuration - -
Мetadata Yes Yes
vApp Networks - Yes
Table 2. Replicated VM Settings
VM Settings Replicated in vCloud Availability 3.0 Replicated in vCloud Availability 3.5
VM Name Yes Yes
Computer name Yes Yes
Description Yes Yes
Hot add settings - -
Guest OS Customization - Yes
Guest properties - Yes
Resource allocation - -
Metadata Yes Yes