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.

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.

Note: vSphere Replication can be deployed with either IPv4 or IPv6 address. Mixing IP addresses, for example having a single appliance with an IPv4 and an IPv6 address, is not supported. To register as an extension, vSphere Replication relies on the VirtualCenter.FQDN property of the vCenter Server. When an IPv6 address is used for vSphere Replication, the VirtualCenter.FQDN property must be set to a fully qualified domain name that can be resolved to an IPv6 address or to a literal address. When operating with an IPv6 address, vSphere Replication requires that all components in the environment, such as vCenter Server and ESXi hosts are accessible using the IPv6 address.


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


  1. Use a supported browser to log in to the VAMI of the additional vSphere Replication Server that you deployed.
    The URL for the VAMI is https:// vr-server-address:5480.

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

  2. Click the VRS tab.
  3. (Optional) Click Configuration to generate or upload a new certificate.
    Option Action
    Generate and install a self-signed certificate Click Generate and Install.
    Upload an existing SSL certificate Click Choose File next to the Upload PKCS#12 (*.pfx) file text box to browse for an existing certificate, and click Upload and Install.
  4. (Optional) Click Security to change the Super User password for the vSphere Replication server.
    root is the Super User.
  5. (Optional) Click the Network tab to change the network settings.
    Option Action
    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, DHCP, or Static for IPv6 addresses. If you select Static, enter the default gateway and DNS server addresses to use.
    Configure proxy server Click Proxy, select the Use a proxy server check box, and enter the proxy server address and port number.
    Save Settings If you do not click Save Settings, changes are discarded.
    Note: After the IP address of the vSphere Replication server on the target site changes, you must manually reconfigure replications on the source site to point to the new IP address.
  6. (Optional) Select VRS > Configuration > Restart to restart the vSphere Replication service.
  7. (Optional) Select the System tab and click Reboot to reboot the vSphere Replication server appliance.