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

2

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

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

You can also access the VAMI by clicking Reconfigure the VR Appliance in the vSphere Replication view of the Site Recovery Manager interface.

3

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

4

Click Save and Restart Service to apply the changes.