You can reconnect a site pair or break the connections between vSphere Replication sites.

If you have problems with an existing site pair, you can attempt to reconnect the site pair with the Reconnect action. When you provide the required credentials, the reconnection operation attempts to repair the existing site pair.

With the Break Site Pair action, you can disconnect vSphere Replication sites.

Note: You cannot use the Reconnect action to add a missing pairing or a pairing that was manually broken with Break Site Pair. If your site pair is missing a pairing, you must use New Site Pair to configure it.


Verify that you have paired your protected site with at least one recovery site. To create a connection to a new recovery site, see Configure vSphere Replication Connections.


  1. Log in to the vSphere Client or vSphere Web Client.
  2. On the home page, click Site Recovery and click Open Site Recovery.
  3. On the Site Recovery home page, select a site pair and click View Details.
  4. Click the Site Pair tab and click Summary.
  5. Manage the site pair.
    Option Description
    1. Click Reconnect.
    2. Enter the address of the Platform Services Controller for the vSphere Replication Management Server on the second site, provide the user name and password, and click Next.
    3. Select the vCenter Server and the services you want to pair, and click Next.
    4. On the Ready to complete page, review the pairing settings, and click Finish.
    Break a site pair
    1. Click Break Site Pair.
    2. Select the services you want to disconnect.
    3. Click Disconnect.