You can use vSphere Replication immediately after you deploy the vSphere Replication appliance. If necessary, you can reconfigure the general settings after deployment in the virtual appliance management interface (VAMI).

The general settings of the vSphere Replication appliance include the name and IP address of the vSphere Replication appliance, the address and port of the vCenter Server instance to which it connects, and an administrator email address. You can change the general settings from the default values in the virtual appliance management interface (VAMI).

For example, you can reconfigure the address of the vSphere Replication appliance if you did not specify a fixed IP address when you deployed the appliance, and DHCP changes the address after deployment. Similarly, you can update the address of the vCenter Server instance if the address changes after deployment.

Verify that the vSphere Replication appliance is powered on.

Verify that you have administrator privileges to configure the vSphere Replication appliance.

Update the vCenter Server to 6.0.

1

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

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

2

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

3

Type the root user name and password for the appliance.

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

4

On the VR tab, click Configuration.

5

Type the address of the vSphere Replication appliance or click Browse to select an IP address from a list.

6

Type the address of the vCenter Server instance to use with this installation.

You must use the same address format that you used when you installed vCenter Server.

For example, if you used a fully qualified domain name during installation, you must use that FQDN. If you used an IP address, you must use that IP address.

7

Type an administrator email address.

8

Click Save and Restart Service to apply the changes.

You reconfigured the general settings of the vSphere Replication appliance.