By default, the vSphere Replication Server appliance has one VM network adapter that is used by the vSphere Replication Server for management and replication traffic.

About this task

Because the default VM network adapter is used for different types of traffic, you can add network adapters to the appliance, and configure vSphere Replication to use a separate adapter for each traffic type.

Prerequisites

Verify that you have deployed the vSphere Replication Server appliance in your environment and that it is registered as a vSphere Replication Server in the vSphere Web Client.

Procedure

  1. Power off the vSphere Replication appliance and edit the VM Hardware settings to add a new VM NIC.
    1. Right-click the VM and select Edit Settings.
    2. From the New Device drop-down menu at the bottom of the Virtual Hardware tab, select Network, and click Add.

      The new network adapter appears in the list of devices at the right.

    3. Expand the properties of the new network adapter to verify that Connect At Power On is selected.

      You can assign a static MAC address or leave the text box empty to obtain an IP address automatically.

    4. Click OK to close the Edit Setting dialog box.
  2. Repeat Step 1 to add another VM NIC.
  3. Power on the vSphere Replication appliance.
  4. From the Summary tab of the vSphere Replication appliance, take note of the IP address of the new network adapters.

    You can click View all XX IP addresses to check the IP addresses of the new NICs.

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

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

  6. On the VRS tab, click Configuration.
  7. Enter the IP addresses of the new VM NICs that you want to use to isolate the network traffic of vSphere Replication.

    Option

    Description

    IP Address for Incoming Storage Traffic

    The IP address to be used by the vSphere Replication Server for incoming replication data.

    IP Address for VRMS Management Traffic

    The IP address to be used by the vSphere Replication Management Server to manage the vSphere Replication Server.

  8. Click Apply Network Settings.

Results

The different types of traffic that vSphere Replication generates are handled by separate NICs.