You can use a combination of array-based replication and vSphere Replication in your Site Recovery Manager deployment.
To create a mixed Site Recovery Manager deployment that uses array-based replication and vSphere Replication, you must configure the protected and recovery sites for both types of replication.
- Set up and connect the storage arrays and install the appropriate storage replication adapters (SRA) on both sites.
- Deploy vSphere Replication appliances on both sites and configure the connection between the appliances.
- Configure virtual machines for replication using either array-based replication or vSphere Replication, as appropriate.
Note: Do not attempt to configure vSphere Replication on a virtual machine that resides on a datastore that you replicate by using array-based replication.
You create array-based protection groups for virtual machines that you configure with array-based replication, and vSphere Replication protection groups for virtual machines that you configure with vSphere Replication. You cannot mix replication types in a protection group. You can mix array-based protection groups and vSphere Replication protection groups in the same recovery plan.