as far as I am aware.
vSphere Essentials kit can only be managed by vCenter Essentials
if you try to add your Essentials licensed host in vCenter Standard, this failure might be associated with that.
Thank you for you quick reply!
I was under the impression that an essentials license would than allow a vCenter server to connect to it?
Either way, I have installed a new vSphere Standard license on the destination ESXi host now and still receive the same error.
try to explore above doc, see if it gives you any information regarding port forwarding that you have done. Let's see if someone have tried it already.
Thank you once again for your help. I have already looked through that document, however it doesn't help with port forwards etc.
when configuring the firewall/router for the vCenter Server.
OK so I managed to get one of our remote ESXi hosts connected to the vCenter Server through the WAN!
The issue was that even though I had a NAT rule for port 4567 to 443, which allows vCenter to see all inventory etc., I needed to do a 1:1 NAT of port 443 to 443.
So the issue I now have is that most of our remote sites are already using port 443 for remote web workplace and it is forwarded to the server, not the ESXi host.
Is there a way I can setup the host so that it looks at a custom port for SSL rather than port 443?
Thanks all for your help!
here's the KB, might be helpful
It's meant for direct vSphere Client to Host communication, but if objective is to change default port 443 of ESXi host, it's being documented in there.
Try it in a test host, see if you can add host in vCenter inventory by giving host name along with custom port.
Thanks for the link. I've been trying to work on this but not having a lot of success.
I've used WinSCP to connect to the ESXi host and then changed all references to port 443 to 4567 and restarted the management agents.
I've then tried to change the ports in the firewall config on the ESXi host to allow 4567.
I am still having the same issue and suspect that I am not making the correct changes to the config files.
I've attached them here.
Can anyone tell me if they are correct, or make changes and re-post?
I'm hoping someone can help me out with connected remote (read different WAN) ESXi hosts (v5.5 with vSphere Essentials license) to our vCenter server (v6.0).
This vCenter Server was done as a standard install and I believe all the correct ports have been forwarded on our router to the vCenter Server.
I can get the vCenter Server to access the remote ESXi host, list it's inventory, assign a license etc. The issue I'm facing is that when I click 'Finish', the process fails with the following message
'A general system error occurred: Connection Refused'
On the ESXi host, I can see that the process starts, adds new user etc, then fails.
What am I missing? The only non-standard setup in place is that on the remote ESXi location, port 443 is already in use, so I have a router rule setup to NAT 4567 external to 443 internal and forwarded to the ESXi host.
Hopefully the above makes sense and if any further information is required, please don't hesitate to request it.
Thanks in advance!