teksup88
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Accessing ESXi Hosts with Client Can Cause issues

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Hi there

In my Lowe book he says that if an ESXi host is being managed by vCenter Server that using vSphere Client to access that host directly can "cause negative effects in vCenter Server".

So once we add hosts to vCenter server are we never to access the hosts using the client and instead do all management through the server?

Thanks in advance

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Troy_Clavell
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to expand on what said... If making changes to guests and/or hosts while directly connected to a host that is being managed by vCenter can cause inconsistencies in your vCenter DB and therefore the inventory. 

So, as noted, use vCenter to do all your administration of guests and hosts.

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DCSpooner
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yes you should use vCenter to manage your ESXi hosts.

the only time you should need to access the directily is when the vCenter is down or to troubleshoot a connection problem with ESXi and vCenter.

Troy_Clavell
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to expand on what said... If making changes to guests and/or hosts while directly connected to a host that is being managed by vCenter can cause inconsistencies in your vCenter DB and therefore the inventory. 

So, as noted, use vCenter to do all your administration of guests and hosts.

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teksup88
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Thanks a bunch I'll add that to my notes