If information about replication capabilities of the Virtual Volumes storage array shows in vCenter Server, you can activate replication for your virtual machines.

The workflow to activate replication for your virtual machines includes steps typical for the virtual machine provisioning on Virtual Volumes storage.

  1. Define the VM storage policy compatible with replication storage. The policy must include the replication component on the Rule Set page. See Define a VM Storage Policy for Virtual Volumes.

    After you configure the storage policy that includes replication, vCenter Server discovers available replication groups.

  2. Assign the replication policy to your virtual machine. If configured, select a compatible replication group, or use the automatic assignment. See Assign the Virtual Volumes Storage Policy to Virtual Machines.