This is probably happening because you are running VSA manager 5.5. but the clusters are still running VSA 5.1, and, VSA manager needs a 5.1 OVF to do the replace node. Please refer to the steps on p63 of the admin guide:
Replace a Cluster Member of a Legacy VSA Cluster
Use this procedure if you need to replace a member of a legacy cluster after you have already upgraded
VSA Manager to version 5.5.
Upgrade VSA Manager to version 5.5. The VSA cluster and its components remain at an earlier 5.1.x
1 From VSA 5.1.x installation media, copy the ovf subdirectory into a subdirectory in the following
2 Perform the replace procedure. See “Replace a VSA Cluster Member,” on page 61.
While replacing the cluster member, VSA Manager detects the subdirectory with the correct version number
and selects appropriate ovf for the replace operation.
That was the information bit I was looking for. Now I can start the wizard, but for some reason it says "Cannot replace appliance. Replace Appliance rollback will undo any tasks that were completed. This may take a couple of minutes to complete." and then it removes my vmnic0 from the server network configuration.
My network configs are ok, working in the other two hosts and triple checked. There is only one local storage, however since it is part of cluster the VSADs-0/1/2 are visible.
Any idea how to proceed? These wizards are not very informative.
hard to say what the cause is. There should be more info in either the VSAmanager.log or sva.log file.
We have the same issue, "VSA Manager does not currently .... " but we have got a fresh installation 5.5.1 without any upgrade. Any idea ?