Solved

Adding upgraded Host to existing Data center cluster

Posted on 2014-12-30
2
238 Views
Last Modified: 2015-01-14
Upgraded an existing ESXi host hardware.  Moved to a server that is one generation newer.
Old Host Name - HQESX02
Old Host IP - 192.168.100.XYZ
Old Host Gateway - 10.0.0.1

Just moved the thumb drive from the old server to the new server.  Server booted just fine, no errors.  Host name, IP and Gateway were not changed.

Logged into the Web Client and the Host (New Server) with the existing host information showed disconnected.  Tired to reconnect and got an error that said "Cannot contact the specified host (HQESX02.domain.com).  The host may not be available on the network, a network configuration problem may exist or the management services on this host may not be responding."

When connecting the new hardware, I simply plugged all the network cables back into the same nic ports on the back of the server.

I reviewed a KB article that suggested that I remove the host from inventory and re-add.  I was able to successfully remove the host, but when I try to re-add the host I get the same error message.

Not sure what to try next???
0
Comment
Question by:sfletcher1959
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 121

Accepted Solution

by:
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
ID: 40523737
Merry Christmas Scott!

When logged onto the vCenter Server, can you resolve the HOST - HQESX02.domain.com ?

by IP Address and FQDN ?

it appears there is a communication issue between Host and vCenter Server ?

can you ping the host ?

(moving flash drive from one host to another host IS NOT SUPPORTED!) - it may appear to operate!

The supported method is to re-install the OS, available from Server Vendor onto the Host!

This could be a MAC Address, or network interface re-configuration issues.

So can you ping HQESX02 ?

can you ping HQESX02.domain.com ?

can you tracert to HQESX02 ?

can you tracert to HQESX02.domain.com ?

Andy
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:sfletcher1959
ID: 40549132
As always, spot on!
0

Featured Post

Flexible connectivity for any environment

The KE6900 series can extend and deploy computers with high definition displays across multiple stations in a variety of applications that suit any environment. Expand computer use to stations across multiple rooms with dynamic access.

Question has a verified solution.

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

In this step by step tutorial with screenshots, we will show you HOW TO: Enable SSH Remote Access on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5). This is important if you need to enable SSH remote access for additional troubleshooting of the ESXi hos…
This article outlines why you need to choose a backup solution that protects your entire environment – including your VMware ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization hosts – not just your virtual machines.
Teach the user how to delpoy the vCenter Server Appliance and how to configure its network settings Deploy OVF: Open VM console and configure networking:
Teach the user how to convert virtaul disk file formats and how to rename virtual machine files on datastores. Open vSphere Web Client: Review VM disk settings: Migrate VM to new datastore with a thick provisioned (lazy zeroed) disk format: Rename a…

627 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