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I have VSPhere Center with a user name and password... I also have the client with the root password.  I've added a VM to the VSphere Center and set it up now I can' use the client to attach to the VM?
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Okay, the vSphere Client is the software which allows a connection to the

1. ESXi host directly (if you know the root username and password)

and

2. vCenter Server (which uses a different username and password)

vCenter Server is a management server, used to manage hosts and VMs, once you have vCenter Server, there is no need (unless for troubleshooting) you need to directly login to ESXi.

So..... what is your issue, what error mssage do you get, a screenshot would be helpful.

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Here's a screen shot
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Is this IP address ESXi or vCenter Server?

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the ESXI

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OK I guess I can't login to the ESXI anymore... is there any way to have both?
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When you added ESXi to vCenter Server did you select Lockdown?

This prevents direct logins to ESXi and again now you have vCenter why are you going direct to ESXi

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No i did not.  that's what's so strange.
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It looks like it's in like lockdown mode login via vCenter and check

You can still login via vCenter?

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yes. is there a setting I can change?
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Adding a VM to vCenter Server inventory certainly does not cause this issue
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On the esxi box?  OK

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That did it. It was in locked down mode?  Thank for the help
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Yes easily done

But no need to be accessing host direct now and it will also advise when you login direct

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thanks again!
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No probs

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