ChandanNagaraja
Contributor
Contributor

Re-Configure vSphere Replication from VMFS5 to VMFS6

Hi,

I have a query regarding the "Re-configure" option in vSphere Replication 6.5.1.Environment is as below and vSphere Replication and Array based replication is working fine between Primary and Secondary Sites.

Primary Site:

ESXi 5.5 U3

vCenter Server 6.5

vSphere Replication 6.5.1

SRM Server 6.5.1

Recovery Site:

ESXi 5.5 U3

vCenter Server 6.5

vSphere Replication 6.5.1

SRM Server 6.5.1

As part of the upgradation process, I am upgrading Secondary site Hypervisor to ESXi 6.5 U2 as per the compaitability matrix.

When I am reconfiguring the vSphere Replication datastores from existing VMFS5 to VMFS6, replication re-direction of datastores to VMFS6 is not happening.Error is as below

What i want to know is as below

1. Is it supported that i can re-direct from a VMFS5 to VMFS6 datastore in vSphere Replication? If Yes How ?

2. I searched across many links for limitations of vSphere Replication, but couldn't get any link which states about this ?

3. I can stop the replication and trigger a new replication directly to VMFS6 datastore which is working, but it will have a disadvantage that my existing hbr files on VMFS5 cannot be carried forward?

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vbrowncoat
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

You could copy the files from vmfs 5 to 6 and use them as seeds

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