You upgrade the vSphere Replication appliance and any additional vSphere Replication servers by using a downloaded ISO image or the virtual appliance management interface (VAMI).
vSphere Replication Upgrade Scenarios
You use the ISO file or the VAMI to upgrade to a major version of vSphere Replication, for example from 8.1 or 8.2 to 8.3.
These examples of upgrade and update scenarios are not exhaustive. For the full list of supported upgrade paths, see the Compatibility Matrices for vSphere Replication 8.3 at https://docs.vmware.com/en/vSphere-Replication/8.3/rn/vsphere-replication-compat-matrix-8-3.html.
- You can upgrade vSphere Replication 8.1 or 8.2 to 8.3 by using the ISO file for vSphere Replication 8.3.
- You cannot upgrade vSphere Replication 6.5.1 to 8.3 by using the VAMI.
- You can upgrade between minor versions of vSphere Replication, for example 8.1.1 to 8.1.2, by using the VAMI, or the ISO file.