Create a recovery target for the following scenarios:
To identify resources that can be used for live mounts and to specify parameters for live mount operations, including live mounts that are performed for backup validation.
To enable testing failover operations for VMs using live mounts.
To support Virtualize Me operations.
To specify options for replication to a destination site.
To configure Distributed Storage clusters as destination sites for replication.
To identify a destination for full VM restores.
For VMware, users can select a recovery target as a destination for out-of-place restores of full VMs. To enable this capability for a user, you must associate the recovery target with the user or a user group that includes the user.
Before You Begin
Configure a hypervisor for the destination.
For Virtualize Me targets, download the required Windows or UNIX ISO files and copy them to a location on the destination host. For instructions to download the ISO files, see Downloading the ISO file for 1-Touch.
To use Distributed Storage datastores as recovery targets for replication, you must set up Distributed Storage clusters as storage targets. For instructions, see Configuring Distributed Storage for DR.
Review the list of options for the destination hypervisor:
From the navigation pane, go to Disaster recovery > Recovery targets.
The Recovery targets page appears.
The Add recovery target page appears.
From the Application type list, select the type of operations that use this recovery target.
From the Select vendor list, select the virtualization platform type for the destination.
The page displays options that are available for the vendor you selected.
In the Recovery target name box, enter a descriptive name for the destination site.
Enter hypervisor-specific values for the other options on the page.