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This is probably a very easy question to people in the know.  I am just messing around with VMware and getting to know it through trial and error and lots of books and google searches!  :)

I have an esxi server  with the hypervisor installed, 192.168.1.50  I have another box with the Vsphere client installed 192.168.1.51.  I logged into the exsi server (.50) and  I made a 2008 VMware.  

I then installed the Vcenter server on the same box as the Vsphere Client 192.168.1.51.  I logged into 192.168.1.51 (the Vcenter server) and now my VM's are gone.  How to get the Vcenter to point to the exsi server where my VM's are?

Oh and all versions are 5, the newest I believe.

Thanks!
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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You need to Add Host 192.168.1.50 to vCenter. (192.168.1.51).

So connect to vCenter 192.168.1.51 with vSphere Client, and Select Add Host, and use the IP address 192.168.1.50, then you will see the host 192.168.1.50 and your VMs.

You are then managing the Host through vCenter and not directly.
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Have you also created a Datacenter in vCenter?
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I'm not on vCenter 5 yet but am sure it is the same way as the 4.1 we use. You need to create a "Datacenter" and then a "Cluster" in the datacenter. Then, in that cluster add a host (192.168.1.50) then your VMs will populate in the Vsphere client.

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Hi Hanccocka, no I haven't created any data centers yet, should I?  I will try your solution ASAP.

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Yes, you need to create a Datacenter in vCenter, because that's where you store the Hosts, and then you'll be able to Add Hosts.
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No need to Create Clusters, unless you have more than one Server, and you have Licenses for HA and DRS.

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