You can replicate the VM DataSets files along with the standard VM configuration files.
- .dsv - VM mode DataSets file. This file is not preserved during a snapshot and clone operations.
- .dsd - Disk mode DataSets file. This file is preserved during snapshots and clone operations.
For more information about the DataSets feature, see Sharing Data Between the vSphere Client and a Virtual Machine Guest Operating System with DataSets in vSphere 8.0 product documentation.
- vSphere Replication 8.6 or later.
- vCenter Server 8.0 or later.
- ESXi host 8.0 or later.
- Virtual machines must be of hardware version 20.
- Log in to the vSphere Client.
- On the home page, click .
- On the Site Recovery home page, select a site pair and click View Details.
- Click the Replications tab, and select Outgoing or Incoming.
- Depending on your needs, click either the Create new replication icon or the Reconfigure icon, and follow the prompts of the wizard.
- On the Replication Settings screen, select Enable DataSets replication check box.
- Finish the configuration or the reconfiguration of the VM.
Note: If you have a protected virtual machine with enabled DataSets and turn off the replication of the DataSets files, the recovered virtual machine might still get DataSets enabled after recovery. This might happen if the DataSets files are added to the replica folder or the DataSets files existed in the replica folder before recovery.