Welcome to the VMware vSphere Replication documentation page.

You can access the VMware vSphere Replication documentation for current and previous releases in HTML and PDF by using the table of contents on the left side of the page.

About VMware vSphere Replication

VMware vSphere Replication is an extension to VMware vCenter Server that provides hypervisor-based virtual machine replication and recovery.

vSphere Replication is an alternative to storage-based replication. It protects virtual machines from partial or complete site failures by replicating the virtual machines between the following sites:
  • From a source site to a target site
  • From one cluster to another within a single site
  • From multiple source sites to a shared remote target site
vSphere Replication provides several benefits as compared to storage-based replication:
  • Data protection at lower cost per virtual machine
  • A replication solution that allows flexibility in storage vendor selection at the source and target sites
  • Overall lower cost per replication

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