Creating a Recovery Target for Continuous Replication
A recovery 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 recovery 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 recovery target independently, perform the following steps:
- From the navigation pane, go to Disaster recovery > Recovery targets.
The Recovery targets page appears.
- In the top right corner of the page, click Add.
The Add recovery target page appears.
- From the Select type list, select VMware.
The Add recovery target page displays General options.
- Provide the following information:
- Recovery target name: Enter a descriptive name for the replication (for example, DR site 1).
- Destination hypervisor: Select a hypervisor to manage the replicated VMs.
- Access node: 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.
- VM folder: To restore to a folder, click Browse and select the destination folder.
- 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.
Note: The advanced options under Additional Options are not applicable for continuous replication.
- Click Add.
Last modified: 5/7/2020 6:35:42 PM