The workflow configures replication for a virtual machine from the local site to a registered cloud site.

If the virtual machine is not powered on, replication is configured but full initial synchronization is completed upon powering on the virtual machine. You cannot run the workflow for a virtual machine which has replication configured.

Table 1. Configure Replication to Cloud Workflow Inputs





Local vSphere site

Source VM

Virtual machine to be replicated


Cloud Site

Remote cloud site

Use replication seeds

Use virtual machine disk files for initial synchronization

A previously imported vApp to use as a replication seed

vApp or virtual machine with imported replication seed

Replication Settings

RPO in minutes

Recovery point objective in minutes (default value is 240)

Guest OS quiescing

Enabling OS quiescing improves data consistency, but limits RPO time

Network compression

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

Point in time instances

Maximum number of supported 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