vSphere Replication | 18 JAN 2023 | Build 21134478 | 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 8.6 Release Notes applies to this version as well.

What's New

  • The vSphere Replication Express Patch provides bug 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 8.4.x or 8.5.x to vSphere Replication 8.6.0.x.

Important: Before you initiate an upgrade, verify that the vSphere Replication appliance has an OVF environment, or context. See Checking and Restoring the OVF Context of the vSphere Replication Appliance (2106709).

See Upgrade Additional vSphere Replication Servers and Upgrade the vSphere Replication Appliance for the procedures on upgrading to vSphere Replication


  • When you use vSphere Replication with Site Recovery Manager, upgrade vSphere Replication on both of the protected and the recovery sites before you upgrade the Site Recovery Manager Server. After upgrading vSphere Replication, you must restart the Site Recovery Manager Server. For more information, see the VMware Site Recovery Manager Documentation.

Resolved Issues

  • New - The landing page for vSphere Replication is not working after upgrading from vSphere Replication 8.5.0.x to 8.6

    If you open https://<VR_IP> after performing an upgrade from vSphere Replication 8.5.0.x to 8.6, you get the following error [404]Page Not Found.

    This issue is resolved in vSphere Replication

  • New - Importing replication configuration data with the vSphere Replication Import/Export tool completes with an error

    When importing replication configurations with the vSphere Replication Import/Export tool, the process completes with the following error "Import ended with errors". The Impex.log file shows the following information.

    ERROR com.vmware.vr.client.impex.Main - Import VR configuration ended.
    at java.util.concurrent.ConcurrentHashMap.putVal(Unknown Source)              
    at java.util.concurrent.ConcurrentHashMap.putIfAbsent(Unknown Source)              
    at com.vmware.vr.client.impex.importers.inventory.InventoryExtractor.extractVm(InventoryExtractor.java:273)

    This issue is resolved in vSphere Replication

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