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 replications for virtual machines, add, pair, or remove remote 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 Remote Site Management and Synchronization workflows, Configure, Pause, Resume and Stop Replication workflows, and Replication Details workflows.
Prerequisites for Using the vSphere Replication Plug-In To use vSphere Replication plug-in, your environment must meet certain requirements.
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. Before you configure replication tasks to the remote sites, you must pair the local and the remote sites.
Sync Workflows With synchronization workflows you can replicate data for virtual machines with configured replication between the local site and a remote vCenter Server site.
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 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.
Resume Workflows With Resume workflows, you can resume paused replications configured between the local site and remote vCenter Server sites.
Stop Replication Workflows With Stop Replication workflows, you can stop replications for virtual machines configured between the local and remote vCenter Server sites. When you stop a replication, the replication is unconfigured and replicated data at the target location is removed.
Replication Details Workflows With the Replication Details workflows, you can retrieve information about the status or configuration details of replications. You can retrieve a list of all incoming or outgoing replications from a source vCenter Server. You can use the results of the workflows as parameters in other workflows.