You can upgrade vSphere Replication by using vSphere Update Manager.

Update Manager 5.1 contains the upgrade information for vSphere Replication 5.1. Using Update Manager is the easiest way to upgrade vSphere Replication, especially for large Site Recovery Manager environments that contain multiple vSphere Replication servers. You can upgrade multiple vSphere Replication servers at the same time.

Update Manager upgrades the vSphere Replication management server in a single step. The process to upgrade vSphere Replication servers is a two-step process. To upgrade vSphere Replication servers, Update Manager first performs an intermediate upgrade. From the intermediate upgrade version of the vSphere Replication server, you upgrade to the vSphere Replication 5.1 server.

You upgraded vCenter Server, the vSphere Client, Site Recovery Manager, and the Site Recovery Manager client to version 5.1.

For the list of vSphere Replication management servers and vSphere Replication servers to upgrade, consult the vSphere Replication upgrade report that the Site Recovery Manager installer generated at the end of the Site Recovery Manager upgrade.

Verify that you installed Update Manager 5.1 and installed the Update Manager client plug-in on the vCenter Server instance that you use to connect to Site Recovery Manager.

1

In the Update Manager interface, click the Configuration tab, click Download Settings, and select the VMware VAs download source.

You can deselect all other download sources.

2

Click the Baselines and Groups tab, select VMs/VAs, and click Create to create an upgrade baseline for virtual appliances.

3

Select VMware Inc. as the vendor, click Add Rule, click Next, and click Finish.

4

In the VMs and Templates view, select the vSphere Replication management server in the Inventory, and click the Update Manager tab.

5

Click Attach, select the baseline that you created, and click Attach to attach the baseline to the vSphere Replication management server.

6

Click Remediate and follow the prompts to start the upgrade of the vSphere Replication management server.

You can monitor the progress of the upgrades in the Recent Tasks panel.

7

Select a vSphere Replication server in the Inventory and click the Update Manager tab.

8

Click Attach, select the baseline that you created, and click Attach to attach the baseline to the vSphere Replication server.

9

Click Remediate and follow the prompts to start the intermediate upgrade of the vSphere Replication server.

When the intermediate upgrade finishes, the Summary tab for the vSphere Replication server shows that the version is 1.0.999.

10

When the intermediate upgrade of the vSphere Replication server finishes, click Remediate again to complete the upgrade of the vSphere Replication server.

11

Repeat Step 7 to Step 10 for all vSphere Replication servers.

When the upgrades finish, the Summary tab for the upgraded vSphere Replication management server and the Summary tab for the vSphere Replication servers show that the product name is vSphere Replication Appliance and the version is 5.1.0.0.

If you configured vSphere Replication to accept only certificates that are signed by a trusted certificate authority, after an upgrade you must reconnect the vSphere Replication appliances.