Manage replication policy for VMware to Azure

Create a replication policy

  1. Select Manage > Site Recovery Infrastructure.
  2. Select Replication policies under For VMware and Physical machines.
  3. Select +Replication policy.

    Create replication policy

  4. Enter the policy name.

  5. In RPO threshold, specify the RPO limit. Alerts will be generated when continuous replication exceeds this limit.

  6. In Recovery point retention, specify (in hours) the duration of the retention window for each recovery point. Protected machines can be recovered to any point within a retention window.

    Note

    Up to 24 hours of retention is supported for machines replicated to premium storage. Up to 72 hours of retention is supported for machines replicated to standard storage.

    Note

    A replication policy for failback is automatically created.

  7. In App-consistent snapshot frequency, specify how often (in minutes) recovery points that contain application-consistent snapshots will be created.

  8. Click OK. The policy should be created in 30 to 60 seconds.

Replication policy generation

Associate a configuration server with a replication policy

  1. Choose the replication policy to which you want to associate the configuration server.
  2. Click Associate. Associate configuration server

  3. Select the configuration server from the list of servers.

  4. Click OK. The configuration server should be associated in one to two minutes.

Configuration server association

Edit a replication policy

  1. Choose the replication policy for which you want to edit replication settings. Edit replication policy

  2. Click Edit Settings. Edit replication policy settings

  3. Change the settings based on your need.

  4. Click Save. The policy should be saved in two to five minutes, depending on how many VMs are using that replication policy.

Save replication policy

Dissociate a configuration server from a replication policy

  1. Choose the replication policy to which you want to associate the configuration server.
  2. Click Dissociate.
  3. Select the configuration server from the list of servers.
  4. Click OK. The configuration server should be dissociated in one to two minutes.

    Note

    You cannot dissociate a configuration server if there is at least one replicated item using the policy. Make sure there are no replicated items using the policy before you dissociate the configuration server.

Delete a replication policy

  1. Choose the replication policy that you want to delete.
  2. Click Delete. The policy should be deleted in 30 to 60 seconds.

    Note

    You cannot delete a replication policy if it has at least one configuration server associated to it. Make sure there are no replicated items using the policy and delete all the associated configuration servers before you delete the policy.