If you want to upgrade the additional vSphere Replication servers, you must use a downloadable ISO image. To ensure a successful upgrade, follow the sequence of instructions.


  • Download the VMware-vSphere_Replication-8.7.x.x-build_number.iso image from the vSphere Downloads page. Copy the ISO image file to a datastore that is accessible from the vCenter Server instance that you use with vSphere Replication.
  • Verify that you are currently running a version, which allows you to upgrade directly to vSphere Replication 8.7.
    • You can directly upgrade to vSphere Replication 8.7, only if the version of vSphere Replication you currently run is 8.5.x or later.
    • If you run an earlier than 8.5.x version of vSphere Replication, you must upgrade your vSphere Replication instance to version 8.5 first, and then from 8.5 to 8.7.


  1. In the vSphere Client, right-click the vSphere Replication Additional Server virtual machine and select Edit Settings.
  2. On the Virtual Hardware tab, select CD/DVD Drive > Datastore ISO File.
  3. Navigate to the ISO image in the datastore.
  4. For File Type, select ISO Image and click OK.
  5. Follow the prompts to add the CD/DVD drive to the vSphere Replication Additional Server virtual machine.
  6. In a Web browser, log in to the VRS Appliance Management Interface.
    The URL for the VRS Appliance Management Interface is https:// vrs_appliance_address:5480.
  7. Click the Update tab, and click Edit.
  8. Select Use CD-ROM and click OK.
    The appliance version appears in the list of available updates.
  9. In the Available updates pane, click Install.
  10. Accept the End-User License Agreement and click Install.
    After the update is complete, the appliance restarts.
  11. Login to the VRS Appliance Management Interface as admin and verify that the version is 8.7.0.

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