If the address of vCenter Server is not set to a fully qualified domain name (FQDN) or to a literal address, the vSphere Replication service can stop unexpectedly or fail to start after a reboot.


The vSphere Replication service stops running or does not start after a reboot. The error unable to resolve host: non-fully-qualified-name appears in the vSphere Replication logs.


  1. In the vSphere Web Client, select the vCenter Server instance and click Manage > Settings > Advanced Settings to check that the VirtualCenter.FQDN key is set to either a fully qualified domain name or to a literal address.
  2. Connect to the VAMI of the vSphere Replication appliance in a Web browser.

    The URL for the VAMI is https://vr-appliance-address:5480.

  3. Enter the same FQDN or literal address for vCenter Server as you set for the VirtualCenter.FQDN key.
  4. Click Save and Restart Service to apply the changes.