You can review current network settings and change address and proxy settings for vSphere Replication. You might make these changes to match network reconfigurations.

About this task

Note:

vSphere Replication can either be deployed with IPv4 or IPv6 address. Mixing IP addresses, for example having single appliance with both IPv4 and IPv6 address, is not supported. To register properly as an extension, vSphere Replication relies on the VirtualCenter.FQDN property of the vCenter Server. When IPv6 address is used for vSphere Replication, the VirtualCenter.FQDN property must be set to a fully qualified domain name that can be resolved to an IPv6 address or to a literal address. When operating with IPv6 address, vSphere Replication requires that all components in the environment, such as vCenter Server and ESXi hosts are accessible using IPv6 address.

Prerequisites

  • Verify that the vSphere Replication appliance is powered on.

  • You must have administrator privileges to configure the vSphere Replication appliance.

  • You updated vCenter Server to the corresponding 5.5.x update release.

Procedure

  1. Use a supported browser to log in to the vSphere Replication VAMI.

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

  2. Type the root user name and password for the appliance.

    You configured the root password during the OVF deployment of the vSphere Replication appliance.

  3. Click the Network tab.
  4. Click Status to review current network settings.
  5. Click Address to review or modify IPv4 and IPv6 address settings.

    IP Address Type

    Option

    Description

    IPv4

    DHCP

    DHCP is not recommended if the IP address of the appliance might change if it reboots.

    IPv4

    Static

    With a static IPv4 address, you can modify the IP settings, DNS settings, netmask, and host name information.

    IPv4

    None

    Deactivates IPv4 addresses.

    IPv6

    Auto

    Automatic assignment of IPv6 addresses is not recommended if the IP address of the appliance might change if it reboots.

    IPv6

    Static

    With a static IPv6 address, you can modify the IP address and the address prefix.

  6. Click Save Settings.

    If you do not click Save Settings, changes are discarded.

  7. Click Proxy to review or modify proxy settings.
    1. Select Use a proxy server to use a proxy server.
    2. Type a proxy server name in the HTTP Proxy Server text box.
    3. Type a proxy port in the Proxy Port text box.
    4. (Optional) : Type a proxy server user name and password.
  8. Click Save Settings.

    If you do not click Save Settings, changes are discarded.

What to do next

A network address change might require you to reconnect the source and target sites and might also require a change of certificate if you have activated verification of certificate validity.