VMware vSphere Replication | 18 NOV 2021 | Build 18907999 | Download

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VMware vSphere Replication is a minor product patch release that provides bug fixes. The content of the VMware vSphere Replication 8.5 Release Notes applies to this version as well.

What's in the Release Notes

These release notes cover the following topics:

What's New

The vSphere Replication Express Patch contains:

  • Software fixes
  • Security fixes, updating the Tomcat to avoid vulnerabilities
  • Third-party product fixes

Installation and Upgrade

For the supported upgrade paths for vSphere Replication, select Upgrade Path and VMware vSphere Replication in the VMware Product Interoperability Matrices.

You use the ISO file and the VRMS Appliance Management Interface to upgrade from vSphere Replication 8.3.x or 8.4.x to vSphere Replication 8.5.0.x.

If you are running vSphere Replication 8.5, upgrade to vSphere Replication See Upgrading vSphere Replication in the VMware vSphere Replication Administration 8.5 for instructions about upgrading vSphere Replication.

If you use vSphere Replication with Site Recovery Manager 8.5.0.x, upgrade the vSphere Replication appliance to version See the Site Recovery Manager Release Notes for information about Site Recovery Manager

Note: If you are upgrading from vSphere Replication 8.3.x, you must configure a password for the admin account. See Step 12 of the procedure in Upgrade vSphere Replication Appliance.

Resolved Issues

  • NEW You cannot download vSphere Replication Reports

    When you try to download a vSphere Replication report in a CSV format, you cannot press the Download CSV button if the name of the VM is longer than the drop-down menu box.

    Workaround: This issue is resolved in vSphere Replication

Known Issues

  • NEW When you modify the VM disks configuration, the replication goes into an Error state

    When a VM is part of an ongoing replication, and you modify the VM storage configuration (add, delete, or resize disks), this action starts a replication reconfiguration task. If another reconfiguration operation is already in progress on this replication, the replication might fall into an Error state with an error. For example, "Invalid configuration spec. Some disks are not specified for replication, nor excluded." error.

    Workaround: Manually reconfigure the replication.

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