To deploy a new vSphere Replication virtual appliance, your environment must satisfy certain hardware and software requirements.

Software Requirements

Before you install vSphere Replication, make sure that you have the following configuration available n your environment.

Component Requirement
Installation package Download the vSphere Replication VMware-vSphere_Replication-8.2.0-build_number.iso image and mount it on the machine that you use to access the vSphere Client.
Certificate Authority
  • Configure the root Active Directory domain controller as a certificate authority for the environment.
  • Download the CertGenVVD tool and generate the signed certificate for vSphere Replication. See the VMware Validated Design Planning and Preparation documentation.

IP Addresses, Host Names, and Network Configuration

Allocate a temporary static IP address and use the existing network configuration for the new vSphere Replication appliance deployment.

Table 1. Network Configuration of vSphere Replication in Region A
Setting Value
Host name sfo01m01vrms01
Static IPv4 address 172.16.11.123
Subnet mask 255.255.255.0
Default gateway 172.16.11.253
DNS servers 172.16.11.5,172.16.11.4
FQDN sfo01m01vrms01.sfo01.rainpole.local
Used ports 5480
NTP servers
  • ntp.sfo01.rainpole.local
  • ntp.lax01.rainpole.local
Management Network Port Group sfo01-m01-vds01-management
Replication Traffic Port Group sfo01-m01-vds01-replication
Table 2. Network Configuration of vSphere Replication in Region B
Setting Value
Host name lax01m01vrms01
Static IPv4 address 172.17.11.123
Subnet mask 255.255.255.0
Default gateway 172.17.11.253
DNS servers

172.17.11.5,172.17.11.4

FQDN lax01m01vrms01.lax01.rainpole.local
Used ports 5480
NTP servers
  • ntp.lax01.rainpole.local
  • ntp.sfo01.rainpole.local
Management Network Port Group lax01-m01-vds01-management
Replication Traffic Port Group lax01-m01-vds01-replication
Table 3. VLAN and IP Requirements for vSphere Replication Traffic
Requirement Value for Region A Value for Region B
VLAN ID 1616 1716
Static IPv4 address 172.16.16.71 172.17.16.71
Subnet mask 255.255.255.0 255.255.255.0
Gateway 172.16.16.253 172.17.16.253