Welcome to the VMware vSphere Replication documentation page.

Learn how to protect virtual machines and perform data recovery with the VMware vSphere Replication in this documentation center.

VMware vSphere Replication is an extension to VMware vCenter Server, and you can use it as an alternative to storage-based replication. With VMware vSphere Replication, you can protect your virtual machines from partial or complete site failure by replicating the virtual machines between two or multiple sites, or within the same site.

How vSphere Replication works

How to Use the VMware vSphere Replication Documentation Page

Search or use the left navigation to find the doc for your version of VMware vSphere Replication and to navigate between the VMware vSphere Replication Documentation guides and release notes. You can access the VMware vSphere Replication documentation for the current and previous releases. If you want the PDFs, click the Download PDF icon on any page.

Learn About VMware vSphere Replication

Get step-by-step instructions on how to install, configure, and upgrade VMware vSphere Replication in the vSphere Replication Administration Guide. There you can also find more information about how VMware vSphere Replication works, as well as how you can configure a retention policy and recovery point objective. The guide is intended for Windows or Linux system administrators who are familiar with virtual machine technology and data center operations.

If you are looking for information about the security features of VMware vSphere Replication, as well as what measures you can take to safeguard it from attack, you can find it in the VMware vSphere Replication Security Guide. The guide is intended for IT decision makers, architects, administrators, and others who must familiarize themselves with the security components of vSphere Replication.

If you want to automate replication and configuration tasks on a vSphere environment by using the vSphere Replication plug-in for vRealize Orchestrator, you can find the information in the Using the vSphere Replication Plug-In. For more information about VMware vRealize Orchestrator, see the VMware vRealize Orchestrator Documentation. The guide is intended for experienced users who are familiar with virtual machine technology, with the VMware vRealize Orchestrator workflow development, and with VMware vSphere Replication.

If you are curious what went into the current release of VMware vSphere Replication, you can look at the latest release notes.

In case you want to know more about the VMware vSphere Replication compatibility with platform components, VMware solutions, database software, and guest operating systems, see the compatibility matrices:

If you want to learn more about interoperability details for vSphere Replication, visit the VMware Interoperability Matrices.