You can review your current network settings and change the address and proxy settings for vSphere Replication. If you want to match network configurations, these changes might be necessary.

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.


  1. Use a supported browser to log in to the VRMS Appliance Management Interface.
    The URL for the VRMS Appliance Management Interface is https:// vr-appliance-address:5480.
  2. Enter the admin user name and password for the appliance.
    You configured the admin password during the OVF deployment of the vSphere Replication appliance.
  3. Click on Networking.
  4. To configure your network settings, click Edit.
  5. Configure the DNS settings in the Hostname and DNS pane.
    Menu Item Description
    Obtain DNS settings automatically Obtains the DNS settings automatically from the network.
    Enter DNS settings manually Uses the DNS address settings that you set manually. If you select this option, you must provide the IP addresses for a primary and a secondary DNS server.
  6. In the eth0 pane, select the IPv4 or theIPv6 protocol type and configure the IP address settings.
    • Configure the IPv4 address settings.
      Option Description
      Obtain IPv4 settings automatically Obtains the IP address for the appliance from the network.
      Enter IPv4 settings manually Uses an IPv4 address that you set manually.
      1. Enter the IPv4 address
      2. Enter subnet prefix length.
      3. Enter the default IPv4 gateway.
    • Configure the IPv6 address settings.
      Option Description
      Obtain IPv6 settings automatically using DHCP Assigns IPv6 addresses to the appliance from the network by using DHCP.
      Note: To apply this setting, you must restart the vSphere Replication Appliance.
      Obtain IPv6 settings automatically using router advertisement Assigns IPv6 addresses to the appliance from the network by using router advertisement.
      Use static IPv6 addresses Uses static IPv6 addresses that you set up manually.
      1. Enter the IPv6 address and the subnet prefix length in the address box.
      2. To enter additional IPv6 addresses, click Add.
      3. Enter the default IPv6 gateway.
  7. Click Save.

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.