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Administering VMware Site Recovery Manager 5.0 by Michael Gordon Laverick

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Chapter 8. Configuring vSphere Replication (Optional)

In this release of SRM VMware added a feature called vSphere Replication (VR). Although it is branded with the name of “vSphere” it’s actually a feature that is only available to customers who purchase the SRM product and is not a core feature of the vSphere platform. VR allows the replication of individual VMs on any datastore (local, FC, iSCSI, or NFS) to any other datastore at the Recovery Site. It’s a technology that is attractive to customers on many levels. SMBs will be tempted by it because it removes the requirement for matching storage arrays at both sites. Enterprise organizations might be attracted to it because it is sometimes difficult to resolve array firmware compatibility requirements ...

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