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

Upgrade the vCenter Server instance that vSphere Replication extends.

Upgrade Site Recovery Manager by running the new version of the Site Recovery Manager installer.

Download the VMware-vSphere_Replication-5.1.x.x-build_number.iso ISO image from the vSphere downloads page. Copy the ISO image file to a datastore that is accessible from the vCenter Server instance that you use with vSphere Replication.

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In the vSphere Client, power off the vSphere Replication management server virtual machine.

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Right-click the vSphere Replication virtual machine and select Edit Settings.

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Select Add > CD/DVD Drive > Next.

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Select Use ISO Image and click Next.

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Click Browse and navigate to the ISO image in the datastore.

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Select Connect at power on and follow the prompts to add the CD-ROM drive to the vSphere Replication virtual machine.

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Restart the vSphere Replication virtual machine.

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In a Web browser, log in to the virtual appliance managment interface (VAMI).

If you are updating vSphere Replication 5.1, go to https://vr_appliance_address:5480.

If you are upgrading vSphere Replication 1.0.x, go to https://vr_appliance_address:8080.

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Click the Update tab.

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Click Settings and select Use CDROM Updates, then click Save.

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Click Status and click Check Updates.

The appliance version appears in the list of available updates.

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Click Install Updates and click OK.

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After the updates install, click the System tab and click Reboot to complete the upgrade.