Replication Group Options for Amazon

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When you configure a replication group for an Amazon destination, identify source VMs or instances, and then provide Amazon-specific values for replication to the destination site.

Content Options

  • Name: Enter a descriptive name for the replication group, or change the name.

  • Source hypervisor: Select the hypervisor for the source VMs.

    To create a new hypervisor, click Create new.

    When you edit an existing replication group, you cannot change this value.

  • Virtual machines: Select specific virtual machines that you want to replicate.

Target Options

  • Recovery target: Select a previously defined recovery target. To create a new recovery target, click Create new. When you edit an existing replication group, you cannot change this value.

    When the recovery target for replication uses an Amazon instance as the access node, you must provide guest instance credentials for each guest instance on the Override Options page.

  • Frequency: Select the frequency for replication operations.

    The default frequency is four hours.

Advanced Options

  • 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.

Storage / Cache Options

  • Storage: Select the storage pool to use as a recovery store for source data to replicate to the destination site.

  • Replicate using secondary copy: To replicate from a secondary copy, select this option.

    • Storage: Select the storage pool to use for secondary copies of source data to replicate to the destination site.

Override Options

  • Override virtual machines: To change the destination settings for a specific VM, move the toggle switch to the right, select a VM under Replication configuration, and then click Edit

    You can enter override settings for one VM at a time.

    Enter the following information:

    • Instance name: Enter the display name for the destination instance, or enter a prefix or suffix to apply to multiple instances.

      You can only change this value when adding a new instance.

    • Availability zone: Select 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, move this toggle switch to the right and then, from the Security groups list, select a security group for the destination instances.

      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.

    • Specify guest credentials (only used for replication from a non-Amazon hypervisor, when the recovery target uses an Amazon instance as the access node): Select this option to enable required drivers to be installed on the Amazon guest instance, and then provide values for the Computer name, User name, and Password boxes.