vSphere Replication shows the replication states of virtual machines that you configured for replication.


Details for Each State


OK (no RPO violation), Configuring, Moving, Recovering


Paused, OK (including RPO violation), Not Active, FullSync (including RPO violation), Sync (including RPO violation)

In Progress

FullSync, Sync, Initial Full Sync


Error (including RPO violation)


Recovered replications

A replication can be in the Moving state only if it is managed by SRM and if it is currently rebalanced to another vSphere Replication server.


If a replication is in the Not Active replication state, you might have connected the primary and secondary sites using network address translation (NAT). vSphere Replication does not support NAT. Use credential-based authentication and network routing without NAT when connecting the sites. Another cause for a Not Active replication state might be that the source virtual machine is powered off. Automatic replication works only on virtual machines that are powered on.