The workflow configures replication for multiple virtual machines from the local site to remote vSphere or cloud site.

If one or all of the selected virtual machines are not powered on, replication is configured but full initial synchronization is completed upon powering on the virtual machines. You can run the workflow with a replicated virtual machine included in the VM array, however the workflow does not reconfigure replication for that virtual machine. The rest of the virtual machines included in the VM array which are not already replicated are configured for replication.

Table 1. Protect Multiple Virtual Machines Workflow Inputs




vCenter Server managing the VM to be protected

Local vCenter Server site

Select the type of the target site

Type of target site - remote vCenter Server site or cloud site

Virtual machine to be replicated

Array of virtual machines to be replicated to the remote site

Target Site

Site to be used as replication target

Choose available vCenter Server or cloud site depending on the type of target site you selected in the previous step



Credentials for the selected target site


Target location

Target vCenter Server site

Target datastore

Datastore to replicate to if target is vCenter Server site

Target cloud site

Use replication seeds

Use replication seeds for replication if target is cloud site

A previously imported vApp to use as a replication seed

Replication Settings

Guest OS quiescing

Enabling OS quiescing improves data consistency but limits RPO time

RPO in minutes

Recovery point objective in minutes (default value is 240)

Network compression

Enabling replication data compression reduces network bandwidth, but increases CPU utilization

Point in time instances

Maximum supported number of snapshots per virtual machine is 24

Points in time enabled

Instances per day (multiplied by number of days should not exceed 24)

Number of snapshots taken per day

Number of days

Number of days for which snapshots are kept