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We are running vCenter 5.1 on Site-1. We've also built a new vCenter 5.1 in a different geographical location (Site-2) with new ESXi servers. Our primary target is to discontinue Site-1 and move all existing VMs in Site-2. We don't want Storage Replication and SRM to do this.

As vSphere Replication Manager replicates VMs over the IP, we want vSphere Replication Manager Appliance 5.x to replicate VMs from source (Site-1) to target (Site-2) and then stop replication once all VMs appear in target location (Site-2).  We will then decommission Site-1 vCenter.

Can this be possible? If we stop replication and decommission the primary site will there be any problem with VMs replicated to Site-2?
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I'm just a bit puzzled why you've built a new

We've also built a new vCenter 5.1 in a different geographical location (Site-2) with new ESXi servers.


because it's end of life, and no longer supported. What you suggest can be done, and once they are replicated, you can break the replication, and there should be no issues in the future.
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Is it possible to replicate VMs from 5.1 to 6.0?" using vSphere Replication Manager? If "Yes", we are happy to do that.
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I'm afraid not.

You could look at different software to do this e.g. Zerto or Vision Solutions Double Take MOVE.
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