vSphere Replication | 05 SEP 2023 | Build 22359474 | 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.

Resolved Issues

  • New - The vSphere Replication service stops responding when InitSession gets prolonged

    In some cases, the receive queue of the connections stays with 16 bytes (Handshake message) and the listening socket's backlog starts increasing with each iteration of the suspend/resume loop.

    This issue is resolved in vSphere Replication

  • New - After upgrading the vSphere Replication appliance, the NTP service does not work

    After you upgrade the vSphere Replication appliance from an earlier version to version, the NTP service does not work properly.

    This issue is resolved in vSphere Replication

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