I just noticed the following in the vSphere Replication 6.5 release notes which I felt was worth sharing:
5-minute Recovery Point Objective (RPO) support for additional data store types – This version of vSphere Replication extends support for the 5 minute RPO setting to the following new data stores: VMFS 5, VMFS 6, NFS 4.1, NFS 3, VVOL and VSAN 6.5. This allows customers to replicate virtual machine workloads with an RPO setting as low as 5-minutes between these various data store options.
We have had this for vSAN in specific for a while now, but I hadn’t realized yet that we were enabling this for all sorts of datastores in this release. Definitely a great reason to move up to vSphere 6.5 and re-evaluate which VMs can do with a 5 minute RPO and use this great replication mechanism that just ships with vSphere for free! More info found in the release notes here.
If you like to know more about the 6.5 release visit this page with the links to all docs/downloads by William Lam.