We have setup VmWare on our network and are slowly moving our Servers from 'Physical' to ‘Virtual’. We have a planned rollout process and only have a few VmWare applications servers in place. We have:
1. 1 Vcenter server
2. 1 Microsoft application Server
3. 1 Microsoft Exchange Server
4. 1 Domain Controller/DNS Server
.. in place and are working just fine.
My question is how can I connect to the host VmWare Servers and change the DNS Entries, when the vsphere client is not accessible?
The problem is that these 2 VmWare hosts have static IP addresses on them. And the Primary DNS Server (was also a Domain Controller) and I demoted that domain controller last evening. Now I moved the Global Catalog settings and FSMO roles to 2 different domain controllers. And those other 2 domain controllers are DNS servers as well.
The old Domain controller is still turned on; but, today every PC, in the Domain, that had that (Demoted) Domain Controller’s IP address listed in the Primary DNS Slot needed to have that changed to a different domain Controller/DNS server. Then those rouge PC’s worked. I already changed the vast majority,of PC's, before I demoted the old Domain Controller/DNS Server; but, there were a few exceptions. As soon as I put a different domain controller/DNS server in the primary DNS field (TCP/IP settings) then that worked for those PC’s. Even though they had a secondary DNS server setup as well. Anyway....
Today, Exchange works, Windows logon and file permissions work; but, I cannot logon to the Vshere client. I know the hosts are setup with the Primary DNS Server as the old Domain Controller/DNS Server. How can I change the DNS Server Settings on the VmWare Hosts servers, when the Vsphere client is unavailable?
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