You upgrade all vSphere Replication components and by using a downloadable ISO image.

About this task

Repeat this procedure for all vSphere Replication Cloud Service, vSphere Replication Manager, and vSphere Replication Server instances in your environment.


  • Download the iso image from the vCloud Availability for vCloud Director download page. Copy the ISO image file to a datastore that is accessible from the vCenter Server instance that you use with thevSphere Replication component you are upgrading.

  • Shut down and power off the vSphere Replication guest virtual machine.


  1. In the vSphere Web Client, right-click the vSphere Replication virtual machine and select Edit Settings.
  2. If you are upgrading a vSphere Replication Server appliance, increase the RAM memory of the virtual machine from 512 MB to 716 MB.
  3. On the Virtual Hardware tab, select CD/DVD Drive > Datastore ISO File.
  4. Browse to the ISO image in the datastore.
  5. For File Type, select ISO Image and click OK.
  6. Select the check box to connect at power-on and follow the prompts to add the CD/DVD drive to the vSphere Replication virtual machine.
  7. Power on the vSphere Replication virtual machine.
  8. In a Web browser, log in to the virtual appliance management interface (VAMI).

    The URL for the VAMI is https://vr_appliance_address:5480.

  9. Click the Update tab.
  10. Click Settings, select Use CDROM Updates, and click Save Settings.
  11. Click Status and click Check Updates.

    The appliance version 2.0 appears in the list of available updates.

  12. Click Install Updates and click OK.
  13. After the update completes, click the System tab and click Reboot.
  14. After the appliance reboots, start the console of the vSphere Replication virtual machine to monitor the process.

    The vSphere Replication appliance reboots two more times for the upgrade procedure to complete.

  15. Register the vSphere Replication Manager with vCenter Single Sign-On.

    After the vSphere Replication Manager reboots, log in to the VAMI and repeat the steps to register the vSphere Replication appliance with vCenter Single Sign-On. For more information, see Register the vSphere Replication Appliance with vCenter Single Sign-On. This registers the vSphere Replication Manager in the Lookup Service and SSO, or updates an existing vSphere Replication registration. The Lookup Service registration contains version and build information.

  16. Log out of the vSphere Web Client, clear the browser cache, and log in again to see the upgraded appliance.

What to do next


If you omit step 15, the status of the vSphere Replication server changes to Enabled (Configuration issue). You must log in to VAMI and register the vSphere Replication Manager with the Lookup Service and SSO. See Register the vSphere Replication Appliance with vCenter Single Sign-On.

If your infrastructure uses more than one vSphere Replication Server, you must upgrade all vSphere Replication Server instances to version 6.5.


If the vSphere Replication appliance that you upgraded uses the embedded database, you must apply additional configuration to enable the support of up to 2000 replications. See No additional configuration is required for vSphere Replication appliances that are configured with an external database.