What is new in vSphere Replication 5.5

August 26, 2013

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VMware released VMware vSphere Replication 5.5 at VMworld 2013.

This post is part of a series of blogpostings on VMworld 2013 announcements. See here for a complete overview of all announcements.

vSphere Replication provides asynchronous replication for VMware virtual machines from one vSphere host to another using the power of the hosts involved independent of any storage system. It is replication configured on a per-VM basis that is simple to install, configure and operate.

New in vSphere Replication 5.5 is

  • Multiple Points in Time.
    Choose to revert to a previous ‘known good point’ after failover. It allows administrators to recover to a previous snapshot thus providing protection from logical corruptions in the application that may have been replicated.
  • Preserves a subset of historical replicas. It is possilbe to have a maximum of 24 point in time instances. So like a backup you can go back in time. This is set…

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