vSphere Replication is compatible with certain other vSphere management features and other VMware software.
vSphere Replication Compatibility with Other vSphere Features
|vSphere Feature||Compatible with vSphere Replication||Description|
|vSphere vMotion||Yes||You can migrate replicated virtual machines by using vMotion. Replication continues at the defined recovery point objective (RPO) after the migration is finished.|
|vSphere Storage vMotion||Yes||You can move the disk files of a replicated virtual machine on the source site using Storage vMotion with no impact on the ongoing replication.|
|vSphere High Availability||Yes||
You can protect a replicated virtual machine by using HA. Replication continues at the defined RPO after HA restarts a virtual machine. vSphere Replication does not perform any special HA handling. You can protect the vSphere Replication appliance itself by using HA.
|vSphere Fault Tolerance||No||You cannot replicate virtual machines that have Fault Tolerance enabled. You cannot protect the vSphere Replication appliance itself with FT.|
|vSphere DRS||Yes||Replication continues at the defined RPO after the resource redistribution is finished.|
|vSphere Storage DRS||Yes||
On the source site, Storage DRS can move the disk files of replicated virtual machines with no impact on the ongoing replication.
On the target site, you must register the vSphere Replication appliance with the vCenter Single Sign-On service to enable the communication between Storage DRS and the vSphere Replication Management server. See Configure the vSphere Replication Appliance to Connect to a vCenter Server.
|vSAN datastore||Yes||You can use vSAN datastores as the source and target datastore when configuring replications.|
|vSAN Express datastore||Yes||You can use vSAN Express datastores as the source and target datastore when configuring replications.|
|vSphere Distributed Power Management||Yes||vSphere Replication coexists with DPM on the source site. vSphere Replication does not perform any special DPM handling on the source site. You can deactivate DPM on the target site to allow enough hosts as replication targets.|
|VMware vSphere Flash Read Cache||Yes||
You can protect virtual machines that contain disks that use the VMware vSphere Flash Read Cache storage. Since the host to which a virtual machine recovers might not be configured for Flash Read Cache, vSphere Replication deactivates Flash Read Cache on disks when it starts the virtual machines on the recovery site. vSphere Replication sets the reservation to zero. Before performing a recovery on a virtual machine that is configured to use vSphere Flash Read Cache, take note of the virtual machine's cache reservation from thevSphere Client. After the recovery, you can migrate the virtual machine to a host with Flash Read Cache storage and restore the original Flash Read Cache setting on the virtual machine manually.
|vSphere Lifecycle Manager||Yes||You can use vSphere Replication and vSphere Lifecycle Manager (vLCM) in the same data center with a manual workaround. For more information, see the VMware vSphere Replication 220.127.116.11 Release Notes.|
|vCloud APIs||Not applicable||No interaction with vSphere Replication.|
|vCenter Chargeback||Not applicable||No interaction with vSphere Replication|
|VMware Data Recovery||Not applicable||No interaction with vSphere Replication.|
vSphere Replication Compatibility with Other Software
vSphere Replication is compatible with certain versions of ESXi, vCenter Server, Site Recovery Manager, and Web browsers.
For information about the vSphere Replication compatibility, see the following documents:
- Compatibility Matrices for vSphere Replication 8.8 at https://docs.vmware.com/en/vSphere-Replication/8.8/rn/compatibility-matrices-for-vsphere-replication-88/index.html.
- vSphere Replication interoperability with backup software when using VSS at https://kb.vmware.com/kb/2040754.
- VMware Compatibility Guide at https://partnerweb.vmware.com/comp_guide2/search.php
- Browser compatibility at vSphere Client and Software Requirements in the vSphere Installation and Setup guide.