After you upgrade vCenter Server and the vSphere Replication appliance, if the vCenter Server certificate or the IP address changed during the upgrade, you must perform additional steps.

To update the vCenter Server certificate, see vSphere Replication Is Inaccessible After Changing vCenter Server Certificate.

If vCenter Server uses a static IP address, it preserves the IP address by default after upgrade. If the vCenter Server uses a DHCP address that changed during the upgrade, and the vSphere Replication Management Server is configured to use the vCenter Server IP address and not FQDN, update the IP address in the vSphere Replication Management Server.


Verify that the vCenter Server and vSphere Replication components are upgraded. For more information, see Order of Upgrading vSphere and vSphere Replication Components.


  1. Power off the vSphere Replication appliance and power it on to retrieve the OVF environment.
  2. Use a supported browser to log in to the vSphere Replication VAMI.
    The URL for the VAMI is https:// vr-appliance-address:5480.
  3. On the Configuration tab, enter the new IP address of the vCenter Server.
  4. Click Save and Restart.