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We are building a data centre . We have 2 physical servers with win 2012r2 installed which will be used for backup. We have 7 esxi hosts with esxi6 u2 installed. My goal is to build vcsa 6 . our DC is in other data centre and authentication is done over VPN.
In order to install vcsa 6 on one of the host, I am using win2012r2 as an platform . I am using local storage of the exsi host to deploy vcenter appliance. The vcenter appliance has 2 ip address with 1 tagged vlan and other untagged.

So I have been able to deploy vcenter appliance. I created distributed switch and was able to add all the hosts to distributed switch, except for host that has the vcenter appliance. As soon as I add host to the distributed switch, I loose all the connectivity and vcenter goes down and I gained the connectivity after the network reset.
this is a fresh built. and the local storage of esxi host of the cluster is providing the storage for vcenter vm as well. how can I migrate all the hosts without vcenter. what is the solution?
we are planning to have vsan environment and we don't have a shared storage at the premises.

I have tried this couple times and both times results were the same. Just wondering the root cause, and looking for a strategy?
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by:Luciano Patrão
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Hi,

First why are you using 2 IP addresses for Appliance?
Second without vCenter there is no vDS.
Third, if you have a Standart Switch(vSS) and want to migrate to vDS, this needs to be done trough the Network migration tool. If not, you will always lose the connection from the VMs(in this case the vCenter)

Depending on the answer of the first question... all hosts have the same number of network interfaces?? How many interfaces are you using for this vDS?? Will they use the same network interfaces that you are using in the vCenter management control?

Lets start from here and we will see what we can do.

Jail
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by:iFixedIT
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Thanks Jail, this makes sense now.

Is this tool built-in or can I download it from VMware's website (going on a Google hunt now)?
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Luciano Patrão earned 500 total points
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Hi,

Is in the vCenter (you can use vSphere Client, or vSphere Web Client).

This is very easy, just some clicks and you done.

How to: https://kb.vmware.com/kb/1010612

To use in the Service Console(your case): https://kb.vmware.com/kb/1010614

Regarding my questions, is there is a reason to use 2 IP addresses for vCenter?

Jail
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by:Luciano Patrão
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Hi,

So you need a IP for internal, and another for external access? Is that right?

But I dont think that is the reason for you losing connection when try to add the host to the vDS.
Because that is something different.

Like I said, adding a vSS to a vDS you will lose the VMs network, until you add the VM manually to the vDS network. That is why you should do the proper network migration.

Jail
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