Solved

HA error - vSphere 5.0

Posted on 2014-10-16
6
239 Views
Last Modified: 2014-10-16
Hi

We had a power outage recently and I had to restart one of the esxi hosts. It come back up online fine but the master host seems to be giving an HA error and I'm not sure why as they host it complains about is online.

See attached grab of vCentre.
Screen-Shot-2014-10-16-at-08.30.13.png
0
Comment
Question by:Nick Smith
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 119

Accepted Solution

by:
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
ID: 40383994
1. on each Host - Reconfigure HA

2. if that does not work, Edit Cluster settings, and Un-tick HA, and Close, and then Edit Cluster Settings again, and Enable.

also check if you can resolve and ping the fqdn as shown, it seems to be complaining about not being able to reach an IP address and hostname.

DNS has not changed? IP Address not changed?
0
 

Author Comment

by:Nick Smith
ID: 40384002
I can reconfigure for HA on each host and it will not have any impact on services or VM's? Sorry I've never had to do that before so it's new to me!

Same question applies to 2.  Can I do this without effecting anything?
0
 
LVL 119
ID: 40384045
No it will not affect running VMs.

VMware HA will only run, when a Host fails.
0
Ransomware-A Revenue Bonanza for Service Providers

Ransomware – malware that gets on your customers’ computers, encrypts their data, and extorts a hefty ransom for the decryption keys – is a surging new threat.  The purpose of this eBook is to educate the reader about ransomware attacks.

 
LVL 37

Expert Comment

by:Neil Russell
ID: 40384050
If that fails, disconnect that host in vcenter and just add it back in, that will often fix that. Sometimes you will need to migrate everything off, put into maintenance mode and then disconnect/reconnect.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Nick Smith
ID: 40384130
Thank you.

Disabling then enabling HA worked!
0
 
LVL 119
ID: 40384172
Yes, it often goes "bonkers!"
0

Featured Post

VMware Disaster Recovery and Data Protection

In this expert guide, you’ll learn about the components of a Modern Data Center. You will use cases for the value-added capabilities of Veeam®, including combining backup and replication for VMware disaster recovery and using replication for data center migration.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Exchange server is not supported in any cloud-hosted platform (other than Azure with Azure Premium Storage).
HOW TO: Connect to the VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5) using the vSphere (HTML5 Web) Host Client 6.5, and perform a simple configuration task of adding a new VMFS 6 datastore.
Teach the user how to install ESXi 5.5 and configure the management network System Requirements: ESXi Installation:  Management Network Configuration: Management Network Testing:
This Micro Tutorial steps you through the configuration steps to configure your ESXi host Management Network settings and test the management network, ensure the host is recognized by the DNS Server, configure a new password, and the troubleshooting…

832 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question