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VM Replication between Local data stores

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In my Lab , I have 2 ESX servers in 2 different vCenters.
I set up replication through VRA. I am not using Shared Storage.

in vCenter1 I have VRA and Ubuntu VM they are ESX1 datastore
in vCenter2 I have only VRA on ESX2 datastore

I am trying to replicate Ubuntu from ESX1 to ESX2
However when I get to the step shown in the screenshot…It does not give me the option to select the target datastore.
That made me think that the replication does not work without shared storage…
I hope I was wrong


Any help ?

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You have forgotten to attach the screenshot.
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Sorry I forgot it…here it is:

VRA
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Have you added your vCenter 2 as your target site?
Do this as shown in this image

Also see this blog post and follow the steps
http://terenceluk.blogspot.in/2014/01/installing-vmware-vsphere-replication.html
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I am adding the bottom of the screenshot above:
Vra
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The selected vCenter is the target:
vra
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And the selected VRA is the target VRA
vra
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In the target site va;idation do you see validation success?
Like this
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Yes I do:
vra
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Then when you come to the target location you should see datastores associated with that vcenter. The tab you selected (VM storage policy) will always be None.
But are you not seeing any datastore when you come to the target location part of it? Do it again and try?
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I am going back in the wizard and redoing it…I will give you feed back when it is done
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it takes for ever loading…I am not sure why.
vra
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This happens due to browser issues sometimes. Can you download and install Mozilla Firefox on the windows machine and try?
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I use Google Chrome and it does the same..

I have not tried Firefox …

I wonder if it is browser related
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Sometimes, yes. You know VMware web client works on flash. Its browser issue most of the times when something is stuck.
IE is a lower end browser and chrome does not support most of the activities.
Firefox is the right one.
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Finally it worked.. after many reboots..
I used Chrome ..
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