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


Do not select the option in Update > Settings in the VAMI to automatically update vSphere Replication. If you select automatic updates, the VAMI updates vSphere Replication to the latest version, which is incompatible with vCenter Server 5.1.x. Leave the update setting set to No automatic updates.

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.


Connect to the VAMI of the vSphere Replication management server in a Web browser.

The URL for the VAMI of the vSphere Replication management server in Site Recovery Manager 5.0 is https://vrms-address:8080.

The URL in Site Recovery Manager 5.1.x is https://vrms-address:5480.


Type the root user name and password for the vSphere Replication management server appliance.

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


Click the Update tab.


Click Check Updates.

By default, the VAMI shows the most recently available version. If you want to upgrade to an update release of an older version when the next major release is already available, you must manually change the upgrade URL:


Click Settings.


Select Use Specified Repository and paste the update URL into the Repository URL text box.

See the release notes of the update release for the exact URL.


Click Save Settings.


Click Status.


Click Check Updates.

The update checker shows that a new version is available.


Click Install Updates and click OK.


When the update finishes, select the System tab, click Information, and click Reboot to restart the vSphere Replication server.

You can see details for the update process in the /opt/vmware/var/log/vami/vami.log file.


Repeat the process on the recovery site.

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.

If your infrastructure uses more than one vSphere Replication server, upgrade the vSphere Replication server appliances.