what consequences should i expect if i manually create vms on an ESXi host ?
there is broken a vcenter appliance that i expect to be running again at some point.
i do not think drs was ever enabled on that cluster.
i need to get some work done which implies creating a few vms. and i can hardly afford to fix the vcenter appliance beforehand since i have no idea how much time that would require. additionally i have existing scripts to do the job quickly on a separate bunch of esxi hosts that have no vcenter at all and where never in a cluster and would be happy to use them both right now and after the vcenter is back
will these new machines be picked automagically by the vcenter ? or can the vcenter be safely instructed to rescan the esxi host/hosts ?
should i expect vmotion features to work properly again once the vcenter kicks back in assuming they did work in the first place ?
any thing else i should be aware of ?
and as an extra subquestion, do you know if there is a command to run on an esx host that will display the cluster the esxi is part of ? if that is even meaningful...
thanks for sparing time for sharing