vSphere Replication | 20 JUL 2023 | Build 21999688 | 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 8.7 Release Notes applies to this version as well.

What's New

  • VMware 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 8.5.x or 8.6.x to vSphere Replication 8.7.0.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.

Known Issues

  • The hbrsrv log file number increases

    In vSphere Replication the default log file number increases to 25. When upgrading the vSphere Replication appliance to, the new default value change is not applied.

    Workaround: If you want to upgrade the vSphere Replication appliance, you must manually change the maxFileNum parameter in /etc/vmware/hbrsrv.xml to 25.

Resolved Issues

  • The HSTS header is not added to the envoy proxy

    In the vSphere Replication appliance, the HSTS header is not added to the envoy proxy on port 443.

    The issue is fixed in vSphere Replication

    If you want to upgrade the vSphere Replication appliance to version, you must manually restart the envoy proxy service after reconfiguring vSphere Replication post-upgrade for the change to take effect. Run the following command: systemctl restart envoy-proxy.

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