Tag: VMware vSphere Replication

How to Deploy, Install and Configure vSphere Replication 6.5.1

The following post will explain you the step by step procedure of Installation and configuration of vSphere Replication 6.5.1.

Pre-Installation check:

  • Download the ISO image from myvmware.com/softwares/downloads
  • Before starting the implementation of vSphere replication, please check the compatibility of the other vSphere features, solutions and platforms from “VMware Product Interoperability Matrices” https://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/sim/interop_matrix.php
  • Based on the compatibility matrix, consider to upgrade or install the other solutions before proceeding with vSphere Replication.
  • Check whether enough resources are available in your environment to deploy “vSphere Replication Appliance”.
  • Un-register if there is any old replication appliance was used with the vCenter, follow the steps from my previous post “Un-register vSphere Replication from vCenter” to do the same.
  • Verify and check whether DNS resolves FQDN of both source and target vCenters or update the host entries in /etc/hosts file in vCenter servers (VCSA).

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How to delete or unregister vSphere Replication extension or plugin from vCenter Server MOB

Sometimes we will not find the newly deployed vSphere feature or installed product plugin in vCenter Dashboard or Navigator in web-client. Most of the time, we may see this issue, it can be due to Extensions and the only way to fix it is by unregistering the product extension from vCenter Server managed object browser (MOB) and re-deploy it or re-register with vCenter from Appliance Management Interface (like VAMI).

In this post, I will show the steps to unregister the vSphere Replication extension, with this steps we can unregister any extension (SRM, VRA, VDP, VUM,etc.,) that is registered with vCenter Server.

  1. Log in to the vCenter Server managed object browser (MOB). The URL for the MOB is https://vCenter_FQDN/mob .
  2. Click “content” Under Properties>content> ServiceContent > content.Read More »

What is vSphere Replication?

VMware vSphere Replication is a hypervisor-based, asynchronous replication solution for vSphere virtual machines. It is fully integrated with VMware vCenter Server and the vSphere Web Client.  vSphere Replication delivers flexible, reliable and cost-efficient replication to enable data protection and disaster recovery for all virtual machines in your environment.

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