In the vSphere Web Client, on the vSphere Replication tab under Manage, you can check the status of connections between your vSphere environment and the virtual data centers on the remote site.

The following table lists the states that you can observe, their meanings, and what you can do to change a state back to normal.

Table 1. Connection States

Icon

Status

Description

Remediation

The status of the connection between source and destination site is connected

Connected

The connection between the source site and the target site is working properly.

Not needed.

The connection status between the source and the destination site is disconnected

Not authenticated

The remote site is online, but your user session to the cloud has expired.

In this state, you need to provide credentials to manage replication tasks.

Already configured replications are running in the background.

  1. Select the cloud organization that indicates the Not authenticated status.

  2. Click the Reconnect icon Reconnect to a cloud site above the list of target sites.

  3. Click Yes to confirm.

  4. In the Reconnect Sites dialog box, type the credentials for the remove site and click OK.

The network settings for the target virtual data center are incorrect

Missing network settings

You have not selected the networks to use for recovery and test recovery operations on the target site.

In this state, when you start the configure replication wizard, you are prompted to configure the networks on the target site first.

Configure the network settings .

  1. Select the cloud organization that indicates the Missing network settings status.

  2. Click the network configuration icon Configure recovery networks above the list of target sites.

  3. Select both a recovery network and a test network and click Next.

  4. On the Ready to complete page, verify that you selected the correct networks and click Finish.

Cannot establish a connection between the source and the target site

Connection issue

  • The SSL certificate on the remote site has been changed.

  • The network connection between the source site and the target site is not functioning properly, or the remote site is offline.

  • The cloud user that is used for connection or system monitoring might be disabled or deleted.

In this state, configured replications might not be running.

  • Select the cloud organization that indicates the Connection issue status and click the Reconnect icon Reconnect to a cloud site.

    If the SSL certificate on the remote site has changed, the thumbprint of the new certificate is displayed for you to confirm.

  • In the inventory tree, click the vCenter Server and navigate to the Events tab under Monitor to search for events related to vSphere Replication.

  • Contact your cloud provider to verify the status of the remote site.