You can review current network settings and change address and proxy settings for vSphere Replication. You might make these changes to match network reconfigurations.
Note: 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.
- Verify that the vSphere Replication appliance is powered on.
- Verify that you have administrator privileges to configure the vSphere Replication appliance.
- Use a supported browser to log in to the vSphere Replication VAMI.
The URL for the VAMI is https:// vr-appliance-address:5480.
- Enter the root user name and password for the appliance.
You configured the root password during the OVF deployment of the vSphere Replication appliance.
- Click the Network tab.
- Click Status to review current network settings.
- Click Address to review or modify IPv4 and IPv6 address settings.
IP Address Type Option Description IPv4 DHCP DHCP is not recommended if the IP address of the appliance might change if it reboots. IPv4 Static With a static IPv4 address, you can modify the IP settings, DNS settings, netmask, and host name information. IPv4 None Disabling IPv4 addresses forces the use of IPv6 addresses only. IPv6 Auto Automatic assignment of IPv6 addresses is not recommended if the IP address of the appliance might change if it reboots. IPv6 DHCP DHCP is not recommended if the IP address of the appliance might change if it reboots. IPv6 Static With a static IPv6 address, you can modify the IP address and the address prefix.
- Click Save Settings.
If you do not click Save Settings, changes are discarded.Note: After the IP address of the vSphere Replication server on the target site changes, you must manually reconfigure replications on the source site to point to the new IP address.
- Click Proxy to review or modify proxy settings.
- To use a proxy server, select the Use a proxy server check box.
- Enter a proxy server name in the HTTP Proxy Server text box.
- Enter a proxy port in the Proxy Port text box.
- (Optional) Enter a proxy server user name and password.
- Click Save Settings.
If you do not click Save Settings, changes are discarded.Note: If you modified the IP address of the vSphere Replication appliance, after saving the settings, the VAMI page becomes unresponsive and you must close it.
What to do next
If you modified the IP address of the vSphere Replication appliance, you must update and verify certain settings:
- Update the general vSphere Replication settings. See Reconfigure General vSphere Replication Settings.
- Verify that the IP Address for Incoming Storage Traffic value is updated with the new IP address.
- Verify that the appliance certificate is valid for the new IP address. You must verify the certificate if you have activated the verification of the certificate validity.