vSphere Replication is compatible with certain other vSphere management features.

You can safely use vSphere Replication in combination with certain vSphere features, such as vSphere vMotion. Some other vSphere features, for example vSphere Distributed Power Management, require special configuration for use with vSphere Replication.

Compatibility of vSphere Replication with Other vSphere Features

vSphere Feature

Compatible with vSphere Replication

Description

vSphere vMotion

Yes

You can migrate replicated virtual machines by using vMotion. Replication continues at the defined recovery point objective (RPO) after the migration is finished.

vSphere Storage vMotion

No

Not supported.

vSphere High Availability

Yes

You can protect a replicated virtual machine by using HA. Replication continues at the defined RPO after HA restarts a virtual machine. vSphere Replication does not perform any special HA handling. You can protect the vSphere Replication appliance itself by using HA.

vSphere Fault Tolerance

No

vSphere Replication cannot replicate virtual machines that have fault tolerance enabled. You can protect the vSphere Replication appliance itself with FT.

vSphere DRS

Yes

Replication continues at the defined RPO after resource redistribution is finished.

vSphere Storage DRS

No

Not supported.

vSphere Distributed Power Management

Yes

vSphere Replication coexists with DPM on the primary site. vSphere Replication does not perform any special DPM handling on the primary site. Disable DPM on the secondary site to allow enough hosts as replication targets.

vCloud APIs

Not applicable

No interaction with vSphere Replication.

vCenter Chargeback

Not applicable

No interaction with vSphere Replication

VMware Data Recovery

Not applicable

No interaction with vSphere Replication.