MariusEl
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Contributor

ESXi Host is not reachable from vCenter Server

Hi Community,

I have the situation, that one of my ESXi Host, is sometimes nocht reachable from my vCenter. So I cannot reach the ESXi Host by ping from the vCenter. If I make a ping from my client I can reach the ESXi Host.

If I'm connected with SSH or vSphere (from my client) I can manage the Host, so I have restartet the management Network -> Did not help

- /etc/init.d/hostd restart

- /etc/init.d/vpxa restart

and I tried this

-services.sh restart

and I tried to restart the Managment Network by the DCUI

I also restarted the vCenter Server -> Did not help

I also checked the Firewall etc, but there were no changes! (the other Host at the Cluster is connected)

And I can ping the VM's which are running at the ESXi Host, which is not reachable.

Thanks for some Idea

Marius

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AmzSannegowda
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Contributor

Hi Marius,

                      So if that host was previously added to vcenter server, Is it now showing disconnected when you see from vc??

Thanks,

Amz

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BoneTrader
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Hello MariusEl,

are you running the vCenter Appliance oder are you running a Windows Server with vCenter?

- which version of vCenter / vSphere are you running?

- are all your hosts the same patch version?

-. have you checked your Management Switch Ports / Mgmt NIC(s)

regards

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MariusEl
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Hi Amz,

the ESXi host is shown as disconnted.

And I cannot reconnect, because only from the vCenter Server I cannot reach the Host but from all other systems!

Regards

Marius

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MariusEl
Contributor
Contributor

Hi Bone,

it is a windows vCenter Server.

vCenter is 5.5 also the vSphere Client!

both Hosts have the same Patch level (ESXi 5.5.0 - 2718055)

Switch Ports looks ok

Regards

Marius

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kiranht
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Enthusiast

I have a question , is there any different VLAN configured for Management network and VM network ?

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impranayk
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

-Make sure that VLAN is configured properly for ESXi management network.

-Try swapping NIC for management port.

- If nic0 and nic1 are selected, try checking each nic by disabling other from DCUI.

Thanks!

Pranay

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