When creating the second disk, make sure that you place the disk on a datastore with block sizes large enough to support the expected VMDK. The following list shows the maximum file size available for each block size:
vRanger uses a virtual appliance (VA) for replication to and from VMware® ESXi™ hosts, for FLR from Linux® machines, and optionally for backups and restores. The VA Deployment Wizard offers a simple method to deploy VAs one at a time. You can run the wizard for each VA that you need to deploy, or alternatively deploy multiple VAs at once as described in .
▪ In the Tools menu, click Virtual Appliance Deployment Wizard.
▪ In the My Inventory view, right-click the host to which the VA should be deployed, and click Deploy Virtual Appliance.
▪ In the Virtual Appliance Configuration node of the Configuration Options dialog box, click Deploy Virtual Appliance.
2 When the Virtual Appliance Deployment Wizard appears, click Next.
You may deploy a VA to a single host or to a cluster. When performing a backup, restore, or replication task, vRanger first checks for a VA on the host. If no VA is associated with the host, and if the host is part of a cluster, vRanger checks for a VA on the cluster.
1 In the vCenter view in the center of the Host Selection dialog, select the host to which the VA should be deployed.
2 If you select a single host (a host that is not part of a cluster), select Associate VA with specific host.
▪ Associate VA with specific host - this option results in the VA being used only for VMs on the specified host.
▪ Associate VA with cluster - this option designates the VA as being shared among all of the hosts on the cluster. If a host in the cluster does not have a VA associated locally, then a shared VA will be used.
3 Click Next.