If you change the SSL certificate of vCenter Server, you cannot access vSphere Replication.

Problem

vSphere Replication uses certificate-based authentication to connect to vCenter Server. If you change the vCenter Server certificate, vSphere Replication is inaccessible.

Cause

The vSphere Replication database contains the old vCenter Server certificate.

Solution

  1. In the vSphere Web Client, right-click the vSphere Replication Management Server virtual machine and power it off and on.
  2. Log into the VRMS Appliance Management Interface of the vSphere Replication appliance and click Summary > Restart.
    Do not change any configuration information before clicking Restart.
    vSphere Replication restarts with the new vCenter Server certificate.