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  • 1.  Hosts show disconnected

    Posted Jun 12, 2008 03:10 PM

    All - for some reason two of my hosts (a complete HA cluster), and their guests, show disconnected. I upgraded to VC2.5 a few weeks ago and went through the process of upgrading the agents so I am not sure if that is the problem. Just for grins, I rebooted my VC server and it went through the process of reinstalling the agents on the affected servers. I can not rightclick and Connect. I go through the process and got back a msg stating "Unable to access the specified host. It eother does not exist, the server software is not responding, or there is a network problem".

    All guest are running and I can SSH into the hosts. The hosts can also vmkping each other. I've also restarted the mgmt service on the hosts without any luck.

    Any ideas?


  • 2.  RE: Hosts show disconnected

    Posted Jun 12, 2008 03:23 PM

    Check you VC server and see if it can ping the service console either by IP and/or FQDN - sounds like there is a problem with networking to your VC server. Are you managing any other hosts with this VC server and if so are they ok?

  • 3.  RE: Hosts show disconnected

    Posted Jun 12, 2008 03:24 PM

    Pings them just fine and yes, I can manage my other hosts without problems.

    Here's my VC log file.


  • 4.  RE: Hosts show disconnected
    Best Answer

    Posted Jun 12, 2008 03:41 PM

    You could try to manually reinstall the agents and see if you have any luck with that. Link below details the process on how to manually install the agent.

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  • 5.  RE: Hosts show disconnected

    Posted Jun 12, 2008 03:57 PM

    The tip worked out pretty well. I could not run the vpxa command, but I followed the two restart commands. I wasn't doing a vpxa restart, just a mgmt restart. Must have been the vpxa that was kaplooey. Thanks