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Why am I having that issue? Oh, VMware RSS to the rescue!

June 11, 2009

I was playing with ESX 4 and hit a bit of a snag after going through the update process for a couple of ESX3.5 hosts and vCenter. My updated ESX4 hosts would disconnect from VCenter, I would recconect, then they would go again. I had one ESX 3.5 host left that I didn’t upgrade and that was fine. Anyway, long story short version, the solution popped straight in to my Outlook RSS Feeds about 5 minutes ago, so I thought I would share 🙂

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Products
VMware ESX
VMware vCenter Server

Product Versions
VMware ESX 4.0.x
VMware vCenter Server 4.0.x

Symptoms
* You upgraded your VirtualCenter instance to vCenter 4.x
* You upgraded ESX hosts to ESX 4.x
* Your ESX disconnect within a couple of seconds of being connected added to vCenter
* Upon reconnect, host disconnects again within 30 seconds
* ESX 3.5 hosts remain connected in VirtualCenter

Resolution
This issue occurs if you have recently upgraded to ESX 4.0 and vCenter 4.0.
This can occur if vCenter incorrectly pushed the loopback IP address to the vCenter agent configuration. This can be verified by opening the /etc/opt/vmware/vpxa/vpxa.cfg on the ESX 4 host and checking to see if <serverIp> contains 127.0.0.1.
To resolve the issue, in vCenter:
1. Click Administration > vCenter Server Settings.
2. Click Runtime Settings.
3. Under Managed IP address, type the IP of the vCenter Server.
4. Connect the ESX host. It now remains connected.

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One Comment
  1. roshanratnayake permalink

    I dont see a RSS feed on the support site, how did u set that up?

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