vSphere Replication | 21 NOV 2023 | Build 22780283

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VMware vSphere Replication replaces the previously released VMware vSphere Replication The content of the VMware vSphere Replication 8.8 Release Notes applies to this version as well.

What's New

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 8.6.x or 8.7.x to vSphere Replication 8.8.0.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 - You are unable to get a list of virtual machines by using the vSphere Replication REST APIs

    The vSphere Replication REST API call /pairings/{pairing_id}/vcenters/{vcenter_id}/vms fails with an error 404 Not Found.

    This issue is fixed in vSphere Replication

  • New - You cannot replicate an encrypted VM to a vSphere Storage DRS cluster

    When you try to configure a replication for an encrypted VM to a vSphere Storage DRS cluster, the cluster is not available for selection in the Target Datastore wizard page.

    This issue is fixed in vSphere Replication

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