Before you deploy the vSphere Replication appliance, you must prepare the environment.


Verify that you have vSphere and vSphere Client installations for the source and target sites.
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.


  1. In the vSphere Client, select the vCenter Server instance on which you are deploying vSphere Replication, click Configure > Settings > Advanced Settings, and verify that the VirtualCenter.FQDN value is set to a fully qualified domain name or a literal address.
  2. If you configure vSphere Replication in an IPv6 network, verify that the IPv6 address of the vSphere Replication appliance, vCenter Server, and the ESXi hosts are mapped to fully qualified domain names on the DNS server. Install the vSphere Replication appliance by using FQDN and post installation, make sure that the Local Host text box in the VRMS Appliance Management Interface is set to the FQDN of the vSphere Replication appliance. Do not use a static IPv6 address.

What to do next

You can deploy the vSphere Replication appliance.