If information about replication capabilities of the vVols 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 vVols storage.

  1. Define the VM storage policy compatible with replication storage. The datastore-based rules of the policy must include the replication component. See Create a VM Storage Policy for vVols.

    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 Storage Policies to Virtual Machines.