Before you deploy the vSphere Replication appliance, you must prepare the environment.
- Verify that you have vSphere and vSphere Web Client installations for the source and target sites.
- Download and install the Client Integration Plug-in from the login page of the vSphere Web Client.
If the plug-in is already installed, the link does not appear.
- In the vSphere Web Client, select the vCenter Server instance on which you are deploying vSphere Replication, click , and verify that the VirtualCenter.FQDN value is set to a fully-qualified domain name or a literal address.
vSphere Replication can be deployed with either IPv4 or IPv6 address. Mixing IP addresses, for example having a single appliance with an IPv4 and an IPv6 address, is not supported. To register as an extension, vSphere Replication relies on the VirtualCenter.FQDN property of the vCenter Server. When an 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 an IPv6 address, vSphere Replication requires that all components in the environment, such as vCenter Server and ESXi hosts are accessible using the IPv6 address.
What to do next
You can deploy the vSphere Replication appliance.