I will preface this question by saying that we run vSphere Standard on the majority of our hosts, so DRS is not enabled.
I've noticed that if I select a cluster as the destination for a replication job containing multiple VMs, all of the replicas get created on the same host in the target cluster. Is this due to lack of DRS at the VMware level or is Veeam making this decision independently?
If this is native Veeam behaviour I am struggling to see the benefit of allowing a cluster to be chosen as the target for a replication job if there is no distribution of VMs across said cluster.
If distribution is dependent on DRS it would be helpful for Veeam GUI to indicate there will be no distribution within the cluster due to lack of DRS, or simply not allow a cluster to be chosen as a target if DRS is not available (similar to how VMware wont allow a cluster to be chosen as a vMotion target if DRS is not available).
Hoping someone can provide some more detail on this behaviour so I can plan my replication jobs accordingly.