After you upgrade the vCenter Server system and the vSphere Replication appliances, if the vCenter Server certificate or the IP address changed during the upgrade, add the new certificate or IP address to the vSphere Replication Manager configuration.

To update the vCenter Server certificate, see vSphere Replication is Inaccessible After Changing vCenter Server Certificate of the Using vSphere Replication document.

If vCenter Server uses a static IP address, it preserves the IP address by default after upgrade. If the vCenter Server uses a DHCP address that changed during the upgrade, and the vSphere Replication Manager is configured to use the vCenter Server IP address and not FQDN, update the IP address in the vSphere Replication Manager.


Before you add the new certificate or IP address of the upgraded vCenter Server instance to the vSphere Replication Manager configuration, verify that both the vSphere Replication Manager configuration file and the lookup service store the same universal unique identifiers (UUID) for the vSphere Replication Manager. If the vSphere Replication Manager UUID entries differ, you cannot configure new replications and cannot manage existing replications. For more information about verifying the vSphere Replication Manager UUID entries, see


  1. Upgrade vCenter Server to the new appliance.
  2. Upgrade vSphere Replication components.
  3. In the vSphere Web Client, power off the vSphere Replication Manager and power it on to retrieve the OVF environment.
  4. Use a supported browser to log in to the vSphere Replication Manager VAMI.

    The URL for the VAMI is https://hms-IP-Address:5480.

  5. On the Configuration tab, enter the new IP address of the vCenter Server.
  6. Click Save and Restart.