By default, the combined vSphere Replication appliance has one VM network adapter that is used by the vSphere Replication server for replication traffic, and by the vCenter Server for virtual machine management.
- Verify that the vSphere Replication virtual appliance is deployed and registered with the vCenter Server.
- Make a note of the IP address of the VM network adapter.
- Power off the vSphere Replication appliance and edit the VM Hardware settings to add a new VM NIC.
- Right-click the VM and select Edit Settings.
- 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.
- 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.
- Click OK to close the Edit Setting dialog box.
- Power on the vSphere Replication appliance.
- From the Summary tab of the vSphere Replication appliance, take a note of the IP address of the new network adapter.
You can click View all XX IP addresses to check the IP address of the new NIC.
- Use a supported browser to log in to the vSphere Replication VAMI.
The URL for the VAMI is https:// vr-appliance-address:5480.
- On the VR tab, click Configuration.
- In the IP Address for Incoming Storage Traffic text box, enter the IP address of the new network adapter that you added.
- Click Apply Network Settings.
The vSphere Replication appliance uses the IP address that you assigned only for incoming replication traffic.