vSphere Replication sites that you have connected appear in the Not authenticated state.


In configurations with two vSphere Replication sites, where each includes a vCenter Server instance and a vSphere Replication appliance, the vSphere Replication sites appear in the Not authenticated state, after logging in the vSphere Web Client.


Sites that you have successfully connected appear in the Not authenticated state when you establish a new login session to the vSphere Web Client. The Not authenticated state reflects the connection to the remote site from the vSphere Web Client and not the state of the connection between the sites. If the two sites are running, vSphere Replication still performs replications at the schedules that you have configured. To restore the Connected state for the current vSphere Web Client session, you must provide the login credentials for the remote site.


  1. In the vSphere Web Client, select the vCenter Server to which the vSphere Replication is registered.
  2. Click the Manage tab, and click vSphere Replication.
  3. In Target Sites, right-click the remote site, select Reconnect site, and click Yes.
  4. Enter the login credentials for the Platform Services Controller on the remote site, and click OK.
    The address of the Platform Services Controller is pre-populated, but you can enter a new address if necessary. For example, if the target vCenter Server was moved for load balancing, it might be managed by a new Platform Services Controller.