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VMware Support AlertvSphere Replication in a vSphere 5.1 environment will fail after an automatic upgrade to vSphere Replication 5.5. A pre-release version of vSphere Replication 5.5 has been released and will be downloaded and installed if you have Automatic Check and Install Updates configured.

For more information about the issue, see the article linked below.

Symptoms include:

  • vSphere Replication fails
  • The vSphere Replication version now says 5.5 instead of 5.1

If you experience this issue, contact VMware Support.

To ensure you are not impacted by this issue:
  1. Log into the vSphere Replication Appliance.
  2. Click the Update tab.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Choose No Automatic Updates.
vCenter Update Manager may also have this version downloaded. VMware recommends not installing the vSphere 5.5 Replication version in your 5.1 environment.

For more information, see this KB article: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2060190