You can upgrade vSphere Replication by using either vSphere Update Manager or by using the virtual appliance management interfaces (VAMI) of the vSphere Replication management server and vSphere Replication servers.

In Site Recovery Manager 5.0 the vSphere Replication management server and the vSphere Replication server are separate appliances. In Site Recovery Manager 5.1 and vSphere Replication 5.1, vSphere Replication is a single appliance named the vSphere Replication appliance, that contains both the vSphere Replication management server and a vSphere Replication server.

You can upgrade vSphere Replication by using vSphere Update Manager.

You can upgrade vSphere Replication by using the virtual appliance management interface (VAMI) of the vSphere Replication management server.

In environments where you do not have access to the Internet, you can upgrade vSphere Replication by using a downloaded ISO image.