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Editing a Replication Group

After creating a replication group, you can modify the contents of the group.

Procedure

  1. From the navigation pane, go to Configuration > Replication groups.
  2. Click an entry under the Group Name column.

    A summary page for the replication group appears.

  3. Click Manage content.

    The Edit replication group wizard displays the Select content page.

  4. Provide the following information:
    • Hypervisors: Displays the hypervisor for the source VMs. You cannot change this setting.
    • Name: You can edit the name of the replication group.
    • Select VM group (not applicable for Live Sync Direct): Displays the virtual machine group that was selected when the replication group was created. You cannot change this setting.
    • Select VMs (not applicable for Live Sync Direct): Select the virtual machines to be replicated and click OK.

      Only VMs that have been backed up are displayed.

  5. Click Next.

    The wizard displays the Replication options page.

  6. Provide the following information:
    • Target: Displays the replication target that was selected when the group was created. You cannot change this setting.
    • Proxy: Select a VSA proxy that can be used to perform the replication operation.
    • Schedule: The only available option is Immediately after the backup job completes.
    • Click Advanced options to configure the following parameters:
      • Validate destination VM (Power ON and OFF): Select this option to verify that the destination VM is bootable by powering it on and then powering off. Changes resulting from the power on are not preserved. If guest tools are not installed on the source VM, validation is skipped even when this option is selected.

        If validation fails, the destination virtual machine reverts back to its last valid (bootable) state.

      • Unconditionally overwrite if it already exists: When this option is selected, the first Live Sync operation replaces an existing virtual machine with the same name in the target location, even if the destination VM is running.

        Live Syncs from incremental backups are not affected by this setting. Subsequent incremental backups and Live Sync updates are applied to the destination VM without overwriting the VM. If the destination VM is currently running, the Live Sync fails.

      • Number of recovery points: (VMware target only) Enter the maximum number of recovery point snapshots to retain on the destination site. Each recovery point snapshot represents the state of a VM that you can choose when performing a point-in-time failover.
      • Disk Provisioning: (VMware target only) Displays the disk provisioning type for the destination VM. You cannot change this setting.
      • Transport mode for VMware: (VMware target only) Use Auto to have the transport mode selected automatically based on the environment, or select a different value from this list: SAN, Hot Add, NBD, or NBD SSL.
      • Copy precedence: Select the backup copy that should be used as source for the replication operation.
  7. Click Next.

    The wizard displays the Override options page.

  8. To change the destination settings for a VM, click Yes and select the VM from the Virtual machine list.

    You can enter the following information:

    • Amazon target:
      • Change instance display name to: Shows the display name for the destination instance. You can only change this value when adding a new instance.
      • Availability zone: Displays the destination zone. You can only change this value when adding a new instance.
      • Network: Select a network interface for the destination instances. You can only change this value when adding a new instance.
      • Auto select security group: To specify a specific security group, clear this selection and, from the Security groups list, select a security group for the destination instances. You can only change this value when adding a new instance.
      • Amazon buckets: From this list, select a bucket for the instance volumes. Buckets are logical containers that provide secure access to objects (such as instance volumes). You can only change this value when adding a new instance.
      • Auto select instance type: To specify a specific instance type, clear this selection and from the Instance type list, select an instance type that provides the available CPU cores and memory for the instance. You can only change this value when adding a new instance.
    • VMware target:
      • VM display name: Shows the display name for the destination VM. You can only change this value when adding a new VM.
      • Destination host: Displays the host for the destination VM. You can only change this value when adding a new VM.
      • Datastore: Displays the datastore to be used for virtual machine disks. You can only change this value when adding a new VM.
      • Resource pool: Displays the resource pool for the destination VM. You can only change this value when adding a new VM.
      • Network settings: Click Add to create a new mapping between a source network and a destination network.
      • IP address settings: Click Add to customize IP address settings.
  9. Click Next.

    The wizard displays the Summary page showing the settings for the group definition.

  10. Click Finish to create the replication group.

Last modified: 5/17/2019 7:27:54 PM