Uninstall vSphere Replication from your environment.

Note: If a vSphere Replication appliance is deleted before all replications that it manages are stopped, target datastores remain tagged with the com.vmware.vr.HasVrDisks tag. If a target datastore that is tagged with com.vmware.vr.HasVrDisks is part of a datastore cluster where Storage DRS is enabled, some operations, like Enter maintenance mode, might not succeed when the vSphere Replication Management server is missing. To prevent errors, you must remove the tags from all target datastores that were used for replications by the deleted vSphere Replication appliance. See Search and Remove the vSphere Replication Tag from Target Datastores.

To uninstall vSphere Replication from your environment, you must unregister the appliance from the vCenter Single Sign-On service and from the vCenter Server, and then delete the vSphere Replication appliance.

If you delete the vSphere Replication appliance before unregistering it from the vCenter Single Sign-On server and the vCenter Server, a special procedure must be performed to clean up your environment. See Clean up the vCenter Server Extension Manager.


  • Verify that the vSphere Replication appliance is powered on.
  • Stop all existing outgoing or incoming replications to the site.
  • Disconnect any connections to other vSphere Replication sites.


  1. 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.
  2. Click on Summary, then click Unregister.
  3. In the vSphere Client, power off and delete the vSphere Replication appliance.
    The Site Recovery plug-in is uninstalled automatically.


You removed vSphere Replication from your environment.