Creating a Replication Target for Live Sync I/O

A replication target defines a destination hypervisor and host, identifies a proxy that can be used for the operation, and provides other configuration values for replicated VMs. The replication target can be created as part of a backup and replication plan, or created independently and then associated with an existing plan.


To create a replication target independently, perform the following steps:

  1. From the navigation pane, go to Configuration > Replication targets.

    The Replication target page appears.

  2. In the top right corner of the page, click Add replication target.

    The Add replication target page appears.

  3. From the Select type list, select VMware.

    The Add replication target page displays General options.

  4. Provide the following information:

    • Replication target name: Enter a descriptive name for the replication (for example, DR site 1).

    • Destination hypervisor: Select a hypervisor to manage the replicated VMs.

    • Proxy: Select a proxy to perform the replication.

    • VM display name: Select Prefix or Suffix, and then enter a string that will be appended to source VMs to create the display name for each destination VM.

    • Destination host: Enter the name or IP address for an ESX server, or click Browse to select an ESX host or cluster for the hypervisor.

    • Datastore: Select a datastore for virtual machine data. By default, virtual machine disks (VMDKs) for the replicated VM are added to the same datastore where the source VM disks resided; but you can specify a different datastore.

    • Resource pool: Select a destination resource pool for all replicated VMs.

    • Destination network: Select a network that is available for the destination.

      If you select Not Connected or do not select a destination network, virtual machines are restored with network interfaces in disconnected state.


      The advanced options under Additional Options are not applicable for Live Sync I/O.

  5. Click Add.