vshere essenials 6.0

I have just introduced a new dell power edge r430 server and purchased and installed vshere client 6.0 essentials and everything seemed to work fine.  I was able to sign on to vsphere client and create a couple of vm's with no problem.
I need to move my current vm's running on a essentials 5.5 server so i created a vcenter linux appliance with no issues.
I am able to add the old host and the vm's but I can not add the new host to the vcenter server.
I recieve the error " cannot connect to the specified host the host may not be available on network , a network configuration problem may exit or the management services on this host may not be responding."  error stack
all "Datacenter.QueryConnectionInfo" for object "xxxxxxxxxx" on vCenter Server "vcenter" failed.
Now I am able to sign on to host with vshere client 6.0 with no problem.

I need to move these vms asap so any help will be appreciated.
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Peter VVMware InstructorCommented:
The error message that you are getting sounds like a network issue in relation to the service console.

If you login to vCenter Server DCUI and ping the service console of the ESXi host that you are trying to connect to does it respond?

Cheers,
Peter

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You need to be using vCenter Server 6.0, to manage 6.0 and 5.5 ESXi hosts.

So can you confirm if you have vCenter Server 6.0 managing your 5.5 and 6.0 ESXi hosts.

You will not be able to add ESXi 6.0 to vCenter 5.5 it's not compatible.

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Peter VVMware InstructorCommented:
@Hancock - thanks for slapping me Sir. I don't see how I was offering to sell goods or services... but hey you are the admin.
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kcassoneAuthor Commented:
I have vCenter Server 6.0 managing my 5.5 and 6.0 ESXi hosts .
I am able to sign on to vsphere client with my old 5.5 hosts and 6.0 host.
I think the sign on issue may be my problem..
SO I can sign into the dcui with root user only  Doesn't seem like I have an administrator password set up.
I can ping the host just find but I can not ping itself(vcener server).

I can only sign on to web console with root as well
I have been working on this so long I am just a little confused.
Appreciate any help
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Okay, when you use the vSphere Client to connect directly to ESXi 5.5 or ESXi 6.0 server, you will need to use the "root" username (root is default), and it's password used at Installation.

This access has nothing to do with vCenter Server, which is completely different login.

You state you have a new server, and you've installed ESXi 6.0, and you've created new VMs, you also have an ESXi 5.5 server.

You also state, you have installed the Linux Appliance, and added a host,

what hosts did you add ESXi 5.5 or ESXi 6.0 ?

are you sure that the appliance is 6.0 ?

Can you connect to the vCenter Server, using the vSphere Client, with the username and password for the vCenter Appliance ?

You then stated, you could add the old host, I assume this is 5.5, but you cannot add the new host, I assume this is 6.0.

in the last post, you state...

I have vCenter Server 6.0 managing my 5.5 and 6.0 ESXi hosts .

so has the situation changed from the first opening post, because it states...

I need to move my current vm's running on a essentials 5.5 server so i created a vcenter linux appliance with no issues.
I am able to add the old host and the vm's but I can not add the new host to the vcenter server.

So where are we now ?
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kcassoneAuthor Commented:
Okay, when you use the vSphere Client to connect directly to ESXi 5.5 or ESXi 6.0 server, you will need to use the "root" username (root is default), and it's password used at Installation. *****This is working correctly



You state you have a new server, and you've installed ESXi 6.0, and you've created new VMs, you also have an ESXi 5.5 server.
OK I have a 4.1.0 Esxi host and a new 6.0 esxi host

You also state, you have installed the Linux Appliance, and added a host,
I can add the 4.1.0 host only.

are you sure that the appliance is 6.0 ?
Yes it is 6.0

Can you connect to the vCenter Server, using the vSphere Client, with the username and password for the vCenter Appliance ?   **Yes the same root password as above

You then stated, you could add the old host, I assume this is 5.5, but you cannot add the new host, I assume this is 6.0.    ***This is correct.

in the last post, you state...
I have vCenter Server 6.0 managing my 5.5 and 6.0 ESXi hosts .


so has the situation changed from the first opening post, because it states...
I need to move my current vm's running on a essentials 5.5 server so i created a vcenter linux appliance with no issues.
***I am able to add the old host and the vm's but I can not add the new host to the vcenter server.
Nothing has changed maybe my wording was confusing.. I can create the vcenter linux appliance but cannot add new esxi 6.0 host to it

I have also tried to install the vcenter server windows install on a windows 2008 and 2012 server with no luck I get an error that says Faioled to launch application VCener-Server\VMware V-Center-server.exe. error code-2147023504.
Thanks for your help
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Okay, lets take one step at a time, because this is confusing.

How many hosts ? (ESXi servers)
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kcassoneAuthor Commented:
2 hosts- current host in production esxi 4.1.0 and newly added host VMware essentials 6.0
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Okay, so you have

1 x ESXi 4.1
1 x ESXi 6.0

and you have installed vCenter Server 6.0 Appliance ?

ESXi 4.1 IS NOT COMPATIBLE with  vCenter Server 6.0 Appliance.
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kcassoneAuthor Commented:
I have spent so long on the above trying to work through the issue I created a new windows 2012 Server and re downloaded the VCSA 6 appliance iso and created a new appliance from the Server and all is working well.

Thanks for your help.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
so how did this work for  ESXi 4.1
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kcassoneAuthor Commented:
It resolved my issue
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