Step 7: Set up a vault for VMware replication to Azure

This article describes how to set up a vault, and specify what you want to replicate from your on-premises location, to Azure using the Azure Site Recovery service in the Azure portal.

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Create a Recovery Services vault

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal > Recovery Services.
  2. Click New > Monitoring & Management > Backup and Site Recovery.
  3. In Name, specify a friendly name to identify the vault. If you have more than one subscription, select one of them.
  4. Create a resource group, or select an existing one. Specify an Azure region. To check supported regions, see geographic availability in Azure Site Recovery Pricing Details.
  5. If you want to quickly access the vault from the dashboard, click Pin to dashboard and then click Create.

    New vault

    The new vault will appear on the Dashboard > All resources and on the main Recovery Services vaults blade.

Select a protection goal

Select what you want to replicate, and where you want to replicate to.

  1. Click Recovery Services vaults > vault.
  2. In the Resource Menu, click Site Recovery > Prepare Infrastructure > Protection goal.
  3. In Protection goal, select To Azure > Yes, with VMware vSphere Hypervisor.

Next steps

Go to Step 8: Set up source and target