vSphere Replication plug-in workflow library contains workflows that you can use to automate vSphere Replication tasks. With the predefined workflows you configure and control replication for virtual machines, add, pair or remove remote sites, run test, recovery, and cleanup to and from cloud sites. You can use the predefined workflows and the scripting API of the plug-in to create custom workflows.
Available Workflows in vSphere Replication Plug-In vSphere Replication plug-in provides Configure, Pause, Resume, Stop Replication workflows, Recover from and to Cloud workflows, Remote Site Management and Synchronization workflows.
Prerequisites for Using the vSphere Replication Plug-In To use vSphere Replication plug-in, your environment must meet certain requirements.
Configure Replication Workflows With Configure Replication workflows in vSphere Replication plug-in, you can configure replication for virtual machines between the local site and remote vCenter Server or cloud sites.
Pause Workflows With Pause workflows, you can pause replications for virtual machines between the source and the target sites. When a replication is paused, all synchronization calls are blocked and no data is synchronized between the source and the target sites. The replication is not unconfigured and can be resumed.
Recover from Cloud Workflows With Recover from Cloud workflows, you can run planned migration, test, and real recoveries from a remote cloud site to the local site. Each workflow runs for a single virtual machine at a time.
Recover to Cloud Workflows With Recover to Cloud workflows, you can run planned migration, test, and real recoveries to a remote cloud site from the local site. Each workflow runs for a single virtual machine at a time.
Remote Site Management Workflows With Remote Site Management workflows, you can configure the connection between the local site and the remote site managed by a different vCenter Server or the remote cloud site. Before you configure replication tasks to the remote sites, you must pair the local and the remote sites.
Resume Workflows With Resume workflows, you can resume paused replications configured between the local site and remote vCenter Server or cloud sites.
Stop Replication Workflows With Stop Replication workflows, you can stop replications for virtual machines configured between the local and remote vCenter Server or cloud sites. When you stop a replication, the replication is unconfigured and replicated data at the target location is removed.
Sync Workflows With synchronization workflows you can replicate data for virtual machines with configured replication between the local site and a remote vCenter Server or cloud sites.