If the address of vCenter Server is not set to a fully qualified domain name (FQDN) or to a literal address, the vSphere Replication service can stop unexpectedly or fail to start after a reboot.

The vSphere Replication service stops running or does not start after a reboot. The error unable to resolve host: non-fully-qualified-name appears in the vSphere Replication logs.

1

In the vSphere Web Client, select the vCenter Server instance and click Manage > Settings > Advanced Settings to check that the VirtualCenter.FQDN key is set to either a fully qualified domain name or to a literal address.

2

Use a supported browser to log in to the vSphere Replication VAMI.

The URL for the VAMI is https://vr-appliance-address:5480.

3

Review and confirm the browser security exception, if applicable, to proceed to the login page.

4

Type the root user name and password for the appliance.

You configured the root password during the OVF deployment of the vSphere Replication appliance.

5

Enter the same FQDN or literal address for vCenter Server as you set for the VirtualCenter.FQDN key.

6

Click Save and Restart Service to apply the changes.