If during the upgrade process of vCenter Server and the vSphere Replication appliance you changed the vCenter Server certificate or IP address, you must perform additional steps.

To update the vCenter Server certificate, see vSphere Replication Is Inaccessible After Changing vCenter Server Certificate.

You must update the IP address in the vSphere Replication Management Server when the vCenter Server uses a DHCP address that changed during the upgrade and the vSphere Replication Management Server is configured to use the vCenter Server IP address and not FQDN.

If vCenter Server uses a static IP address, it preserves the IP address by default after upgrade.


Verify that the vCenter Server and vSphere Replication components are upgraded. For more information, see Order of Upgrading vSphere and vSphere Replication Components.


  1. Power off the vSphere Replication appliance and power it on to retrieve the OVF environment.
  2. 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.
  3. Click Summary, and click Reconfigure.
  4. On the Platform Services Controller page, enter the information about the site where you deployed the vSphere Replication Appliance.
  5. If prompted, click Connect to verify the Platform Services Controller certificate.
  6. On the vCenter Server page, select the new vCenter Server instance, and click Next.
  7. On the Name and Extension page, enter the necessary information to register the vSphere Replication Appliance with vCenter Server, and add a storage traffic IP address.
  8. On the Ready to Complete page, review your settings and click Finish.