How to change VM (add HD) properties to an ESXi host while the VC which is managing him is down?

Guys, we need an urgent VM upgrade, but the VM is down and i'm unable to modify the VM. Please advise ASAP.

Thanks
IT_Group1Asked:
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vmwarun - ArunCommented:
If you know the host on which the VM was placed by vCenter, then you can directly use vSphere C# client (not the web client) to connect to the ESXi host and perform the required upgrade.
IT_Group1Author Commented:
Man, sure I know the host - and that's exactly what i did - but it does not let me add/remove virtual hardware from the VM, and it pop-up a message which claims that this host is managed by vCenter with IP xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx and no changes are allowed !
AbhilashBloggerCommented:
It just says that the host is being managed by the vCenter and the changes made won't reflect on the current viewed sessions.
Can you paste a screenshot? Have you logged in with a user who has privilege to add or remove a hardware?
Is it not letting you power on the VM too?
piyushranusriSystem Cloud SpecialistCommented:
what version of ESXI are you using ?
this comment vCenter with IP xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx and no changes are allowed, shows that this is VC center IP..

are you not able to login on vc center ?

and Add HDD means ..you want to extend or add another drive. ?



please share the output
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
1. Restart vCenter Server Service.

2. Restart Network Management Agents on the host ESXi server?

What error message if any do you get when you try to modify the VM ?

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