OK, not trying to beat the horse but just trying to fully understand all the behind the scenes things that are going on.
I did another test where I have a test VM at the DR site. I then created a VMDK that is on the same iSCSI storage where the replica is dumped. The VMDK is mounted in my test VM as E:\
I ran 11 LAN Speed Test
runs to E:\ using 1gb of data. I ran the test from the same Veeam server at the main site that the replication job runs from. The average Read is 63 MB/s and 46 MB/s Write. That is way more than what I'm seeing on Veeam. As I type this, there is a replication job running 87% complete and only getting 5MB/s processing rate.
Why such a large discrepancy?