vSphere Replication is distributed as an OVF virtual appliance.

You deploy vSphere Replication by using the vSphere OVF deployment wizard.

Depending on the version of the vCenter Server on which you install vSphere Replication, the deployment procedure might vary.

Table 1. vSphere Replication Deployment Procedures

vCenter Server Version

vSphere Replication Deployment Procedure

vCenter Server 5.5.x

See Deploy the vSphere Replication Virtual Appliance in the vSphere Replication 5.5 Administration documentation.

vCenter Server 6.0

See Deploy the vSphere Replication Virtual Appliance.

vCenter Server 6.5

See Deploy the vSphere Replication Virtual Appliance.

Important:

In these procedures, the steps for installing vSphere Replication on the target site apply to vCenter Server to vCenter Server replications. If you intend to use vSphere Replication only for replications to cloud, do not attempt to install vSphere Replication on the target site. Your cloud provider ensures that the target site is configured for replications to cloud.

After installing the vSphere Replication appliance, you must configure it to synchronize with an external NTP server. See Configure NTP Synchronisation in Your Environment.