vsphere HA Agent on this host is disabled in vCenter 6.x (Windows)
Posted on 2016-10-06
I had to reinstall vSphere 6 Vcenter for windows today.
Prior to reinstall, I exported the DVswitch settings.
Then removed the previous vcenter
On reinstall, I choose to connect via MSSQL (which was the case before) but it saw there was already data in the database, so I choose to clean the database and proceed with install. No issue
MSSQL uses service account with logon as service -- added to local admin group
Using OBDC connections
Everything good thus far.
I re imported the Dvswitch and it squaked with a few errors.
I readded back host to dvswitch and migrated kernel ports for iSCSI, Heartbeat, and Vmotion back over to appropriate DVSwitch port groups.
Now no mater what I do, re-enabling HA does not work
Verified MGMT gateway / IP. / VLAN
I uncheck HA - then rechecked -- still getting error.
I verified Enable Host Monitoring was selected.
I made sure Scatch and Syslog were pointed to separate Folders on each node.
I disabled HA admission Control
I went into Configuration -- Security profile and saw vSphere HA Agent was stopped on 2.. I select to start and stop with the host and restarted service. However on 2 other nodes. The vSphere HA Agent is no where to be found....
No mater what I do. Getting vSphere HA agent on this host is disabled. On all the nodes in the cluster under Summary.