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PeterChanning
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Unable to add host to vcenter inventory

I have hosts that I am unable to add to my vCenter inventory. Looks like a potential certificate issue.

In the environment I have 5 vCenter appliances. I have populated hosts and VMs in 4 of the 5 vCenters without issue. When I attempt to add any hosts into the inventory of the last vCenter, either through the web client or the thick client, I get the following error:

A general system error occurred: Unable to get

signed certificate for host: <HOSTNAME>. Error:

Failed to connect to the remote host, reason = rpc

_s_too_many_rem_connects (0x16c9a046).

(382312518).

The default self signing authority has been replaced with certificate from the organizations internal CA as a subordinate signing authority.

I have looked high and low for anything on this error and found nothing. Trying the forums today and will open a support request soon if I get no where with it. Any help is appreciated.

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vHaridas
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You need to wait for 24 Hours before you add new ESXi Host to vCenter after making vmca as Subordinate CA.

There is a solution for this, check this KB.

VMware KB: Adding a VMware vSphere ESXi host to VMware vCenter Server 6.0 fails with the error: Sign...

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Haridas

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