“Failed to Initialize” message on vSphere Replication 5.5 Appliance

I’m currently spending most of my lab time honing my SRM skills preparing for my next project. The past few days I have upgraded my lab to SRM 5.5.1 using a NetApp storage simulator and NetApp SRA 2.1. All works good so far with array based replication.

So I decided to try using vSphere Replication. However I am encountering issues after deploying the vSphere Replication appliance. It will deploy fine but its not taking the IP address that I set (reverts to DHCP). When I login to the management webpage https://ip-address:5480, it gives me the message “Failed to Initialize“. I tried redeploying the appliance a couple of times but still encounters the same issue.

Then I realized I have been deploying the appliance using the vSphere Client. So I tried deploying it using the Web Client, and after deployment and poweron of the appliance, I don’t see the error anymore and I was able to login and configure the appliance.

Screen Shot 2014-04-29 at 9.55.47 AM

I’m not sure if this is new to vSphere Replication 5.5 but anyways, will always try to remind myself to try and move away to the vSphere Client. But since SRM5.5 is still managed using the vSphere Client, then that will have to wait 🙂



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