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I have vmare vcenter 6.5 with a datacenter and cluster with two nodes, lets call this site A.  I have vmware esxi 6.5 installed at a remote location on one node, lets call this site B.   Site B does not have vcenter. I have mpls between the sites and no ports are blocked.  

I want to replicate traffic from site A to site B.  Can i create a new datacenter at Site A using vcenter and add the node at site B to this datacenter?    
Could I enable replication from datacenter to datacenter which are both now in my vCenter at Site A?

i have essential plus license for 3 nodes.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

8/22/2022 - Mon

What type of vmware license do you have? You would need to have the ability to have high availability between two storage arrays. Another option would to be use vmware replication which is really more suited for this situation. Last time I used it was free (with vCenter) but it's possible that has changed. In any case if you have the license that allows you to do storage fail over then yes that should work but it may also depend on your connection between sites. A slow connection won't work at all.
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i am going to use vm replication.  I can do vm replication within a vcenter with 6.5.  I just wanted to confirm that i can add site b to the vcenter at site a.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

Yes, you can use VMware vSphere Replication, in what's called a Replication in a single vCenter Server, which in effect is from one cluster to another cluster.

So in your case, a Cluster of two in Site A, and Cluster of one in Site B
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