VMMyke
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ESXi 6 Hosts can not be added to Vcenter 5.5 App

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ESXi 6 Hosts can not be added to Vcenter 5.5 App

When I add the hosts the drop off after 5 min or so.

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anksos
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When you install or upgrade ESXi hosts to 6.0 you cannot add them to vCenter Server Windows or Appliance.

This is actual the reason in the upgrade path, that first you have to upgrade the vCenter before the ESXi hosts. See the sequence below:

https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=20577...

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vijayrana968
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Is it happening with all Hosts ? vCenter is appliance or Windows based?

Check port 902 is opened on vCenter's firewall. if not, open it.

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anksos
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When you install or upgrade ESXi hosts to 6.0 you cannot add them to vCenter Server Windows or Appliance.

This is actual the reason in the upgrade path, that first you have to upgrade the vCenter before the ESXi hosts. See the sequence below:

https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=20577...

Thanks.

If you found it useful and you resolved the issue just mark it as answered.

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vijayrana968
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Just ignore my comment, didn't see it is vCenter 5.5 :smileyconfused:

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VMMyke
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Then in this case how can i download a vCenter that works with ESXi6  ( This is a lab of my own )  I would like to have both vCenter options as a trial software vCenter appliance and Windows Based.

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vijayrana968
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Yes, download vCenter 6. Upgrade path is sequential. Vcenter 6.0 can manage both esxi 5.5 and 6.0 but vcenter 5 cant manage esxi 6.0 hosts. This is by design.

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VMMyke
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It's directing me to download

Product Evaluation Center for
VMware vSphere and
vSphere with Operations Management.



I what straight Vcenter 6.x

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vijayrana968
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Cool. Good luck Smiley Happy

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VMMyke
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I got it now  thank you

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