You can update vSphere Replication from version 5.5.x to a later 5.5.x update release by using the virtual appliance management interface (VAMI) of the vSphere Replication management server.

About this task


Do not select the option in Update > Settings in the VAMI to automatically update vSphere Replication. If you select automatic updates, the VAMI updates vSphere Replication to the latest version, which might be incompatible with vCenter Server 5.5.x. Leave the update setting set to No automatic updates.


  • You installed vSphere Replication 5.5.x or upgraded vSphere Replication to version 5.5.x by using the downloadable ISO file. If you are running an older version of vSphere Replication, you must upgrade to version 5.5.x before you can update to a 5.5.x update release.

  • You updated vCenter Server, the vSphere Client, Site Recovery Manager, and the Site Recovery Manager client to the corresponding 5.5.x update release.


  1. Connect to the VAMI of the vSphere Replication appliance in a Web browser.

    The URL for the VAMI of the vSphere Replication appliance is https://vrms-address:5480.

  2. Type the root user name and password for the vSphere Replication appliance.

    You configured the root password during the OVF deployment of the vSphere Replication management server.

  3. Click the Update tab.
  4. Click Check Updates.

    By default, the VAMI shows the most recently available version. If you want to update to an older update release when the next update release is already available, you must manually change the update URL:

    1. Click Settings.
    2. Select Use Specified Repository and paste the update URL into the Repository URL text box.

      See the release notes of the update release for the exact URL.

    3. Click Save Settings.
    4. Click Status.
    5. Click Check Updates.

      The update checker shows that a new version is available.

  5. Click Install Updates and click OK.
  6. When the update finishes, select the System tab, and click Reboot.
  7. Repeat the process on the target site.

What to do next

If you configured vSphere Replication to accept only certificates that are signed by a trusted certificate authority, after an update you must reconnect the vSphere Replication appliances.

If your infrastructure uses more than one vSphere Replication server, update the vSphere Replication server appliances.