1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 3, 2019 8:51 PM by p10sundstrom

    VMware Replication only working one direction

    p10sundstrom Lurker

      I am trying to get VMware Replication running in my test/dev environment.

       

      Environment

       

      ESXi 6.7U3

      vCenter: 6.7.0 14368073

      VMware Replication:  8.2.0 14761900

       

      Two physical ESXi hosts connected back to back, ie: no firewalls or network devices in the way.

       

      Deployed via vCenter web client OVF install.

       

      Issue

       

      I have redeployed the appliances multiple times with the same result.

       

      I can successfully replicate VMs from site B to site A, but I can't do it the other way round.

       

      The replication job from Site A just sits in a "Not Active" state.

       

       

      Troubleshooting

       

      I've read though multiple forums/websites that describe the common Replication issues.   I have ensured:

       

      1. Full network connectivity between the two sites is available.
      2. All the required VIBs are loaded on the ESXi servers (I did see VMware Knowledge Base )
      3. The ESXi firewall ports are enabled for "Replication-to-Cloud Traffic"
      4. Both replication appliances can see each other and show the status as connected.
      5. vCenter on both sides shows the Replication appliances as connected.

       

      I can't see any obvious errors in the ESXi or Replication Appliance logs (perhaps I'm not looking for the right thing).

       

      At this stage, I can't think of anything else to check, so suggestions are most welcome.