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VMware vSphere 5.x Datacenter Design Cookbook

By : Hersey Cartwright
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VMware vSphere 5.x Datacenter Design Cookbook

By: Hersey Cartwright

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
VMware vSphere 5.x Datacenter Design Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Replicating virtual machines with vSphere Replication

vSphere Replication is included for free with vSphere Essentials Plus or higher. vSphere Replication allows virtual machines to be replicated between sites or between datastores on the same site. vSphere Replication leverages Change Block Tracking (CBT) to only replicate changes between the source virtual machines and the replication target.

vSphere Replication appliances are deployed at each site participating in replication. Multiple vSphere Replication appliances can be deployed to improve replication performance.

How to do it…

To deploy vSphere Replication and configure a virtual machine for replication, perform the following steps:

  1. Download the vSphere Replication appliance from

  2. The vSphere Replication appliance is deployed from an OVA. During OVA deployment, the initial configuration of the administrator password, the database, and the management network IP address are configured as shown in...