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ESXi 5.1 to 6.5, problems when add VMs to inventory

MikeBroderick
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I installed ESXi 6.5 over an ESXi 5.1 host. The disks' datastores remained intact, but no VMs exist in inventory. When I browse a datastore and add a VM to inventory, the VM's icon in the inventory list appears faded, like it is disabled. When I power on the VM, nothing happens. When I try to power off the VM, I get an error that the VM is already powered off. The VM appears to be corrupted.

When I deploy a UVF template, it takes way too long (an hour instead of 6 minutes).

I'm a little frustrated; I tried this on a nested ESXi host and the VMs all worked fine. No problems.

Am I doing something wrong? Should I go back to 5.1?

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VSphere Client no longer supported.

You must use the host client direct to host or Web Client if you have vCenter.

Also worth checking if Host on HCL

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Did you have problems with the host client and 6.0? I am currently on the free version and plan to go to the web client this summer.

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I went back to 5.1. Thanks.