1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 27, 2019 10:00 AM by gs_khalsa

    Re-Configure vSphere Replication from VMFS5 to VMFS6

    ChandanNagaraja Lurker

      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?