Experts out there need your recommendation.
Here is what I want to do, have a esxi host with local storage. We want to protect 5 vms .
Read about vsphere replication, look like I do not need backup software and additional storage for the backup if I go with vsphere replication , but I need an another esxi to replicate.
This case I can keep both esxi in same location and replicate the vms from one esxi to another and If I esxi fails then I can start the vms on the other esxi.
1- Is vsphere replication same as SRM?
2- Can I use vsphere replication between two esxi which has locally attached storage, that is ,iscsi HDDs?