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Live Sync Options for Replication (General)

Use this dialog to control Live Sync operations, to replicate changes from a source VM backup to a destination VM.

vCenter Client

Displays the name of the vCenter where the virtual machine is to be replicated. To create a replicated VM on a different vCenter, select the destination vCenter from the drop-down list.

  • If the virtual machine is replicated to the same vCenter, enter a new name in the Change VM display name to column.
  • If the VM display name of the source VM is retained for the replicated VM, select a different destination from the vCenter Client list. To replicate to a different vCenter, the destination vCenter must already be added as a virtualization client.

Proxy Client

Displays the name of the proxy computer that will be used to perform the Live Sync operation. By default, the proxy computer that was specified at the instance level is used to replicate changes to the destination VM.

To use a different proxy, select the name of the proxy from the list.

vCenter Instance Details

Displays the vCenter (host name) and User (vCenter user account) for the source virtual machine.

Add VMs

Click to browse for backed up virtual machines that can be replicated.

Remove VMs

Click to remove selected VMs from the replication schedule.

Destination VM values:

  • Source VM and Disk

    This column displays the list of all the virtual machines and disks selected for replication. Expand each virtual machine to view the disks in that virtual machine.

  • Destination VM

    This column displays the existing name of each destination virtual machine. To change the name of any virtual machine, click in the corresponding row and enter the new name. If the VM display name of the source VM is retained for the replicated VM, select a different destination from the vCenter Client list.

  • ESX Server

    This column displays the ESX server of each destination virtual machine. To change the ESX server of any virtual machine, click in the corresponding row; then click ... and select the ESX server where you want to replicate the virtual machine.

  • Datastore

    This column displays the datastore of each disk for the destination VM. To change the datastore of any disk, click in the corresponding row; then select a datastore from the list. By default, virtual machine disks (VMDKs) for the replicated VM are added to the same datastore where the source VM disks resided; but you can specify a different datastore.

  • vCenter Options

    Select one or more rows; then click Configure and provide any of the following information for the selected virtual machines:

    Edit Destination VM Name (only displayed when multiple VMs are selected)
    • Prefix:

      Enter a prefix to be added to the destination VM names for all selected virtual machines.

    • Suffix:

      Enter a suffix to be added to the destination VM names for all selected virtual machines.

    Destination VM (only displayed when a single VM is selected)
    You can change the name of the destination VM in this box.
    ESX Server
    Click ... to select a new destination ESX server for all selected virtual machines.
    Datastore
    Select a destination datastore for all selected virtual machines.
    Resource Pool
    Click ... to select a destination resource pool for all selected virtual machines.
    VM Folder
    Click ... to select a destination folder for all selected virtual machines.
    Network Settings
    Click Add to change the network configuration for restored VMs.

    In the Network Settings dialog box, you can map each network in the Source Network list to a network in the Destination Network list. These mappings enable restored VMs to connect to appropriate networks in the location where they are restored.

    Select a network from the Source Network list or type the network name as it is displayed in the vSphere client. Select Any Network to create a default rule for network adapters that are not covered by another rule. 

    If you select Not Connected for the Destination Network value, virtual machines are restored with network interfaces in disconnected state.

    IP Address settings
    If a source VM running Windows uses a static IP address, you can configure an IP address for the destination VM:
    1. Click Add to display the IP Address settings dialog box.
    2. Enter the IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Default Gateway for the source VM.
    3. Use one of the following methods to specify settings for the destination VM:
      • Select Use DHCP to enable an available IP address for the specified network connection to be assigned automatically.
      • Enter values for the IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Default Gateway to identify the desired IP address mappings for the destination VM. You can also specify preferred and alternate DNS servers and WINS servers.

Virtual Machine Configuration

  • Validate Destination VM (Power ON & OFF)

    Verify that the destination VM is bootable by powering it on and then powering off. Changes resulting from the power on are not preserved.

  • Unconditionally overwrite VM with the same name

    Replace an existing virtual machine with the same name in the target location.

    If the destination VM is currently powered on, the Live Sync fails, regardless of the setting for this option.

  • Disk Provisioning

    Select the disk provisioning type for the destination VM.

  • Transport Mode

    Use Auto to have the transport mode selected automatically based on the environment, or select a different value from this list.