The vSphere Replication appliance contains a vSphere Replication server. If you deploy additional vSphere Replication servers, the server settings are established during deployment. You can modify the settings after you deploy the server.

About this task

A vSphere Replication server does not require additional configuration through the virtual appliance management interface (VAMI) after deployment. To increase security, you can change the root password of the vSphere Replication server and install a new certificate. Using a self-signed certificate provides the benefit of public-key based encryption and authentication, although using such a certificate does not provide the level of assurance offered when you use a certificate signed by a certificate authority.

You can also reconfigure the network settings for the vSphere Replication server virtual appliance.


You deployed an optional vSphere Replication server in addition to the vSphere Replication appliance, and the server is powered on.


  1. In the Site Recovery Manager interface, select vSphere Replication.
  2. Select a vSphere Replication server and click the Configure VR Server link.

    Alternatively, you can connect to the Web interface of the vSphere Replication server by entering the server's IP address and port 5480 in a browser. A sample address might be

  3. Log in to the vSphere Replication server configuration interface as root.

    Use the root password you set when you deployed the vSphere Replication server.

  4. Click the VRS tab.
  5. (Optional) Click Configuration to generate or upload a new certificate.



    Generate and install a self-signed certificate

    Click Generate and Install.

    Upload an existing SSL certificate

    Click Browse next to the Upload PKCS#12 (*.pfx) file text box to browse for an existing certificate, and click Upload and Install.

  6. (Optional) Click Security to change the Super User password for the vSphere Replication server.

    root is the Super User.

  7. (Optional) Click the Network tab to change the network settings.



    View current network settings

    Click Status.

    Set static or DHCP IPv4 or IPv6 addresses

    • Click Address, and select DHCP, Static, or None for IPv4 addresses.

    • Select Auto or Static for IPv6 addresses. If you select Static, type the default gateway and DNS server addresses to use.

    Configure proxy server

    Click Proxy, select the Use a proxy server check box, and type the proxy server address and port number.

    Save Settings

    If you do not click Save Settings, changes are discarded.

  8. (Optional) Select VRS > Configuration > Restart to restart the vSphere Replication service.
  9. (Optional) Select System > Reboot to reboot the vSphere Replication server appliance.

What to do next

If you change the SSL certificate of the vSphere Replication server and the server is already registered, the vSphere Replication status is disconnected. Click Register VR Server in the vSphere Replication view of the Site Recovery Manager interface to validate the certificate and reconnect the vSphere Replication appliance with the additional server.