To use vSphere Replication between two sites managed by different vCenter Server instances, you must configure a connection between the two vSphere Replication appliances.

You can complete this process on either site on which you have installed a vSphere Replication appliance. If you are using an untrusted certificate, certificate warnings might appear during the process.

Alternatively, you can use vSphere Replication to replicate virtual machines between different ESXi hosts that the same vCenter Server manages. In this case, you deploy only one vSphere Replication appliance and you do not need to connect the primary and secondary sites.

Verify that vSphere Replication appliances are deployed at two sites.

1

Click vSphere Replication on the Home tab of the vSphere Web Client.

2

Click the Summary tab.

3

In the Local sites pane, click the name of the site on the primary site.

4

Right-click the site in the left pane, select Connect to remote site, select a secondary site.

Option

Description

To select an existing target site

Click Select a target site and select a site from the list.

To configure a new target site

Click Connect to remote site and type the IP address or name of the remote site vCenter Server, and provide the user name and password for the target site.

5

Click OK to confirm connection between the sites.