You can upgrade the vSphere Replication appliance by using the virtual appliance management interface (VAMI) or vSphere Update Manager.


Do not select the option in Update > Settings in the VAMI to automatically update vSphere Replication to the latest version which might not be compatible with the version of vCenter Server that you have currently installed. Leave the update setting set to No automatic updates.

To upgrade the vSphere Replication appliance using the VAMI, perform the following steps.


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

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


Type the root user name and password for the appliance.

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


Click the Update tab of the currently installed vSphere Replication appliance.


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.