You uninstall vSphere Replication by unregistering the appliance from vCenter Server and removing it from your environment.


  • Verify that the vSphere Replication appliance is powered on.
  • Stop all existing forward or reverse replications to the site.
  • Disconnect any connections to other vSphere Replication sites.


  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. On the VR tab, click Configuration.
  3. Click Unregister VRMS.
  4. In the vSphere Web Client, power off and delete the vSphere Replication appliance.
    The Site Recovery plug-in is uninstalled automatically.


You removed vSphere Replication from your environment.

What to do next

Note: If a vSphere Replication appliance is deleted before all replications that it manages are stopped, target datastores remain tagged with the com.vmware.vr.HasVrDisks tag. If a target datastore that is tagged with com.vmware.vr.HasVrDisks is part of a datastore cluster where Storage DRS is enabled, some operations, like Enter maintenance mode, might not succeed when the vSphere Replication Management server is missing. To prevent errors, you must remove the tags from all target datastores that were used for replications by the deleted vSphere Replication appliance. See Search and Remove the vSphere Replication Tag from Target Datastores.