johnswb
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Restoring vCenter with vDR to ESXi

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Ok, I've looked and looked, and I know I can't be the first to try this.  Here goes.  I backed up all my VM's on the single ESXi host I have running to a NAS device with vDR.  I've moved my ESXi (flash card) do a different server with the same specs.  Now I'm trying to restore the VM's to the local storage on the ESXi host.  vCenter is a VM which is not running until I can get it restored. 

When I try and connect to the vDR appliance I get the following error.

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I've rebooted the appliance and I've edited the /etc/host file with the ESXi host info.  I have not redeployed the appliance yet.  Will do that now and post the results. 

If anyone has any insight please do tell and thanks.

Will Johnson VCP on VI3 / VI4 vSphere 5
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johnswb
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I think I can do that. 

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Thanks.

-- David -- VMware Communities Moderator
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johnswb
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I've created a documentation on the problem I was having and what I did to fix it.  Hope this helps others in the future.

Restoring vCenter with vDR to a standalone ESXi host.

Will Johnson VCP on VI3 / VI4 vSphere 5
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I would also create a document (Link just below create a discussion) and include the PDF.

Excellent job and the Community thanks you very much.:smileycool:

-- David -- VMware Communities Moderator
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You became a sticky at the top of the vDR discussion list.

-- David -- VMware Communities Moderator
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