4 Replies Latest reply on Nov 6, 2017 10:23 AM by jwininger

    vSphere 6.5 + Host Profiles + vDS Networks

    BattleNerd Novice



      Was wondering if anyone could help, i'm trying to setup a Host Profile from a reference host and apply that same profile to 7 other hosts.


      I created a vanilla host never used but fully configured, I applied the host profile to another vanilla host that only was added to vcenter and accessible by vcenter.


      When I apply the host profile the host stops communicating to vCenter, and all PING packets start getting dropped.


      When I connect via console to the host, i've noticed the Management Services show a I am no longer able to configure Management Networks and am forced to reset the management network.


      When I finally get the host back accessible in vcenter, I look at the configuration set so far, and all vDS Networks are configured, but the Management VMKernel is still on vSwitch0 and no physical NICs are applied to any of the vDS Uplinks.


      Does anyone have any logs I can look at, when I look at hostd.log I'm not seeing anything worthwhile, but I could be missing something, any help would be great, thanks!

        • 1. Re: vSphere 6.5 + Host Profiles + vDS Networks
          vasan22in Hot Shot



          Check your Reference Host management network and your Host Profile. How management network is configured, is it in vswitch or dvs. While attach you host profile you need to select customize the host option to change the default ip address and Name of the Host.

          • 2. Re: vSphere 6.5 + Host Profiles + vDS Networks
            BattleNerd Novice

            Thanks for your reply!


            I worked with Support and am currently waiting for a Network Resource.


            I initially only had the VMK for Management on a vSwitch, and found that during the cutover it isn't smart enough to move the VMK before moving the physical NIC's off of the vSwitch.


            I ended up creating a temporary management VMK on the vDS and got me farther, but now my issue is the profile fails and I notice on the ESXi host that the VMK for Management has lost its Gateway setting... Been 2 days still waiting on call, will probably call them later this week.

            • 3. Re: vSphere 6.5 + Host Profiles + vDS Networks
              Graenky Lurker



              I'm having very similar, or close to identical, issues with Host Profiles on vSphere 6.5 environment where we are utilizing vDS. Did you get the issue resolved by working with VMware support? I have a ticket open about it as well but after opening I stumbled across this thread and wanted to ask if there might be more information on this already?


              Thanks in advance!

              • 4. Re: vSphere 6.5 + Host Profiles + vDS Networks
                jwininger Novice

                Did you get a resolution for this issue?  I'm having the same problem.  Issue only occurs after updating vCenter and hosts to 6.5 U1.