vSphere Replication

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  • 1.  vm replication

    Posted Sep 19, 2017 10:31 AM

    Hey Guys,

    is there any option to keep few VMs in sync ( something like consistency group) using vmware replicator?

    how to schedule PIT snapshot creation if possible? thanks in advance

  • 2.  RE: vm replication
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    Posted Sep 19, 2017 11:05 AM

    Hi there,

    To my knowledge vSphere replication is only on a per-VM basis and there is no way to create a consistency group as such.

    The closest reference I could seem to find was in the following post, though is a few years old (Couldn't find it in the updated Storagehub article) - vSphere Replication Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - The current version of this doc has moved to: https://storagehub.…

    Are consistency groups supported by vSphere Replication?

    There is no way to ensure consistency across multiple VMs with vSphere Replication. Many applications are ok with inconsistent recovery – for example, if an application server is recovered to a point in time 30 minutes later than a database server it is dependent on. However, some applications do require consistency. For those applications, array replication is recommended.

  • 3.  RE: vm replication

    Posted Sep 19, 2017 11:13 AM

    Still, you can replicate as many VMs with one vSphere Replication appliance as you'd like.
    There are settings for every such replication to create point-in-time snapshots too.