vRanger uses a simple wizard to guide you through the process of creating a replication job. At a high level, the process includes the following steps. Each of the steps is explained in more detail in the topics that follow.
1 Click My Inventory.
2 Right-click the VM you want to replicate, and select Replicate <VMname>.
NOTE: If there is no VA provided for the selected VM, the Virtual Appliance Not Found window notifies you that the replication job is going to fail without a VA. For more information, see Understanding the vRanger virtual appliance (VA).
3 Enter the Job Name and Job Description, and click Next.
▪ Choose a Target Host from the list, and click Next.
▪ If you have pre-seeded the VM on the target host, select the host on the target side to which the source VM has been restored. For more information, see Pre-seeding replication jobs. When selecting the target VM name, ensure that you are using the same name as the source VM. vRanger appends “_VzReplicate” to the VM name on the target side.
2 [Optional] In the Select Target Host dialog box, next to Preseed VM UUID, click the browse button, and select the pre-seeded VM.
IMPORTANT: After a replication job has been saved, you cannot change the target host. If you want to replicate to a different host, you may either use VMware vSphere® vMotion® to migrate the VM to the preferred host, or create a replication job for the preferred target. If you vMotion the VM, the existing replication job should identify the change in host and adjust automatically.
On the Replication Mode page, you can select between differential replication and hybrid replication. For more information, see Replication modes.
1 On the Replication Mode page, under Replication Type, select Differential Replication.
NOTE: Hybrid replication is not supported when replicating to or from VMware® ESXi™. This feature is deprecated for vRanger 7.2 and later.
2 Click Next.