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

If one or all 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 the 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.



  1. Log in to vRealize Orchestrator client as an administrator.
  2. Navigate to Library > Workflows.
  3. In the search box, enter Protect multiple VMs and press Enter.
  4. Click the workflow and click Run.
  5. Enter the input parameters that the workflow requires, and click Run.
    Table 1. Protect Multiple Virtual Machines Workflow Inputs
    Input Description
    Source Site Site Local vCenter Server site.
    Source VM Source VMs Array of virtual machines to be replicated to the remote site.
    Target Site VC site to be used as replication target Select an available vCenter Server site to be used as a replication target.
    Target Datastore Disk type Virtual disk format and provisioning type.
    Storage profile Virtual machine storage policy profile.
    Target datastore Datastore to replicate to, if the target is vCenter Server site.
    Use replication seeds Use the default virtual machine disk files for an initial synchronization.
    Auto replicate new disks Automatically include new disks in the replication.
    Details 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 the network bandwidth, but increases the CPU use.
    Point in time instances Maximum supported number of snapshots per virtual machine is 24.
    Enable encryption for VR data Enabling vSphere Replication data encryption.
    Replication Settings (Points in time instances 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.