After you upgrade the vCenter Server and the vSphere Replication appliances, if the vCenter Server certificate or the IP address changed during the upgrade, you must perform a few additional steps.

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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.


  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.