vSphere 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.
- vSphere Replication fails
- The vSphere Replication version now says 5.5 instead of 5.1
If you experience this issue, contact VMware Support.
- Log into the vSphere Replication Appliance.
- Click the Update tab.
- Click Settings.
- Choose No Automatic Updates.
For more information, see this KB article: http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2060190