You can use a combination of array-based replication and vSphere Replication in your Site Recovery Manager deployment.

To create a mixed Site Recovery Manager deployment that uses array-based replication and vSphere Replication, you must configure the protected and recovery sites for both types of replication.

Set up and connect the storage arrays and install the appropriate storage replication adapters (SRA) on both sites.

Deploy vSphere Replication appliances on both sites and configure the connection between the appliances.

Configure virtual machines for replication using either array-based replication or vSphere Replication, as appropriate.

Note

Do not attempt to configure vSphere Replication on a virtual machine that resides on a datastore that you replicate by using array-based replication.

You create array-based protection groups for virtual machines that you configure with array-based replication, and vSphere Replication protection groups for virtual machines that you configure with vSphere Replication. You cannot mix replication types in a protection group. You can mix array-based protection groups and vSphere Replication protection groups in the same recovery plan.

Site Recovery Manager Architecture with Array-Based Replication and vSphere Replication
SRM architecture with array-based replication and vSphere Replication