You must register the vSphere Replication Management Server with vCenter Single Sign-On on the protected on-premises site.

After you deploy the vSphere Replication appliance, you use the Virtual Appliance Management Interface (VAMI) to register the endpoint and the certificate of the vSphere Replication Management Server with the vCenter Lookup Service, and to register the vSphere Replication solution user with the vCenter Single Sign-On administration server.


  • Verify that the vSphere Replication appliance is powered on.

  • Verify that you have administrator privileges to configure the vSphere Replication appliance.

  • Verify that the vSphere Replication management server is synchronized with the time of the Single Sign-On server.


  1. Use a supported browser to log in to the vSphere Replication VAMI.

    The URL for the VAMI is https://vr-appliance-address:5480.

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

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

  3. Click the Configuration tab.
  4. In the LookupService Address text box, enter the IP address or domain name of the server where the lookup service runs.
  5. Enter the credentials of a user with administrator privileges to vCenter Single Sign-On.

    Initially, only the user administrator@vsphere.local has these privileges.

  6. Click Save and Restart Service.

What to do next

Perform optional reconfiguration of the vSphere Replication appliance by using the VAMI. You can install a certificate, change the appliance root password, change the trust policy, or configure vSphere Replication to use an external database.