You deploy and configure vSphere Replication to enable replication of critical virtual machine data from Region A to Region B for failover by using Site Recovery Manager in the cases of disaster or planned migration.

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To be able to deploy the two vSphere Replication virtual appliances, one in the protected region, and one in the recovery region, your environment must satisfy certain hardware and software requirements.

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Assign vCenter Single Sign-On administrative, global permissions to the operations service account svc-vr so that you can manage and configure virtual machine replication for disaster recovery operations between the management vCenter Server instances by using vSphere Replication.

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Deploy vSphere Replication in Region to enable replication of virtual machines from Region A.

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After you deploy vSphere Replication in Region A, deploy it in Region B to complete the support for replication of virtual machines between the two regions.

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To use vSphere Replication between Region A and Region B, you must configure a connection between the two vSphere Replication appliances because each region is managed by a different vCenter Server instance.

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vSphere Replication can consume a lot of bandwidth during initial replication, and when virtual machines are added or destroyed.