vmware esx 4 host

if one has to be re-installed, will it need to be deleted and then re-added to the cluster?  How will this work?
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Yes...1st remove it from cluster by rt-clicking on the host & selecting 'remove'. Teinstall ESX, config the settings (vswitch, etc), then re-add to the cluster.


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Paul SolovyovskySenior IT AdvisorCommented:
That is the method to use.

1.  Disconnect host
2.  Remove from vCenter
3.  Reinstall and re-add into clsuter.

If you have vmotion move the VMs to the the other hosts on cluster and remove from cluster.  When re-installing just provide the previous hostname and add back into cluster.
Jack_son_Author Commented:
ok, thanks. So just right click on it and hit delete, then re-install with same settings and re-add?  this should not cause an issue?
Yep...no, no issue. Thats the clean way to do it.
you can get the same by removing the hdd and adding a new one in the vm settings
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