If the state of the connection to a target site is Not connected, you must repair the connection to manage existing replications, and to enable the creation of new replications.

The states of connections to target sites appear in the Site Recovery user interface.

If the source and the target vCenter Server instances use different vCenter Single Sign-On domains, the connection is considered remote. The vSphere Replication Management Server on the source site registers with the Platform Services Controller of the remote vCenter Single Sign-On domain. To establish a connection to a remote site, you provide the address of the vCenter Server and the Platform Services Controller, and enter the credentials of a user that has the VRM remote.VRM Server.Manage VRM privilege assigned. If the Platform Services Controller address changes or there is a change in the certificate, the connection status changes to Not connected and you must reconnect the two 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 the vCenter Server and the vSphere Replication Management Server on the local site are up and running, and that there is no network problem that might cause the Not connected status.


  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. From the list of target sites, select the connection that indicates the Not connected status.
  5. Click the Reconnect button.
    The Reconnect wizard starts.
  6. Enter the PSC address and the credentials of a user that has the VRM remote.Manage VRM privilege assigned, and click Next.
    Note: If you upgraded from an earlier vSphere Replication version, the text box for the Platform Services Controller address might be automatically populated with the IP address of the target vSphere Replication Management server. In this case, you must replace it with the address of the Platform Services Controller on the target site before providing the credentials.
  7. Select a vCenter Server on the second site, select vSphere Replication from the list of services, and click Next.
  8. Review the settings and click Finish.


The connection status changes to Connected.