How to remove a host from VMware Vcenter?

My VMware Vcenter died and I need to take control of my hosts manually.  How can I remove control of my ESX hosts from thinking they are being control by Vcenter?  I am using version 5.0
kenshawjrAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Normally, you would remove the HOST from the vCenter Server.

But there is no issue, if it still has the vCenter Agent installed, you can still manage the single HOST directly from the vSphere Client. There will be no issue, it will just remind you it's being managed from vCenter IP address xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx.

See here
http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1003714

Note: vpxa cannot be uninstalled on an ESXi 5.0 host as it is now a part of the esx-base package.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Are you using ESX(i) 4.x or 5.0?

For ESXi 3.5 and ESXi 4.x:

/opt/vmware/uninstallers/VMware-vpxa-uninstall.sh
/opt/vmware/uninstallers/VMware-aam-ha-uninstall.sh
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kenshawjrAuthor Commented:
The problem is that I need to use VMware Converter to send a VMDK to this Host.  VMware Converter will not let me connect to the host directly as it is being managed by the Vcenter.  Is there a way to resolve this?
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kenshawjrAuthor Commented:
I am using 5.0
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Are you specifying the ESXi 5.0 IP address of the host for P2V?
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kenshawjrAuthor Commented:
yes
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Okay, I think I have what you are looking for:-

Use the vSphere Client to connect directly to your ESXi 5.0 host.

Look at the Summary Page on the Host, Bottom Right, and

Select Disassociate host from vCenter Server

 Disassociate host from vCenter Server
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kenshawjrAuthor Commented:
thank you
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