Client configuration relies on the configuration of vSphere Replication within the tenant environment Prepare Your Environment to Install vSphere ReplicationBefore you deploy the vSphere Replication appliance, you must prepare the environment. Deploy the vSphere Replication Virtual AppliancevSphere Replication is distributed as an OVF virtual appliance. Register the vSphere Replication Appliance with vCenter Single Sign-OnYou must register the vSphere Replication Management Server with vCenter Single Sign-On on both the source and the target sites. Using a Self-Signed Certificate in a Development EnvironmentBy using a self-signed certificate in the tenant configuration, you ensure security and encryption for tenant deployments. Configure Cloud ProviderYou configure the Cloud Provider to assign the correct service provider destination for replication. Replicating Virtual Machines to CloudYou can configure replications from vSphere environments to cloud for a single virtual machine or for multiple virtual machines. Configuring Replications from CloudYou can replicate a virtual machine from your vCloud Air environment to a vCenter Server if the virtual machine was recovered in the cloud. Using Replication SeedsFor each new replication that you configure, an initial full synchronization operation is performed. During this operation, vSphere Replication copies the whole data from the source virtual machine to a placeholder vApp on the target site.