I'm attempting to deploy a vCenter HA setup. We are running vCenter 6.5. I have created the replication network, validated that communication is possible on this network, and selected the basic setup. While the HA deployment is running, the 'Clone virtual machine' task fails with an error "An error occurred while communicating with the remote host." Has anyone run into this? I can't seem to find any information online.
Do you see your ESXi host disconnecting? The error is stating that it cannot communicate with the ESXi host or vCenter. you can check the vcha.log on the vCenter, or contact GSS to open a support ticket.
that is what i was asking, other prerequisites
i) enabled ssh on primary vcsa ?
ii) second nic added to your vcsa and ip configured without GW?
iii) you have correct vlan id assigned to your HA port group ?
I don't think I'm missing any of the requirements from what I can see. I'm going to go ahead and give the Advanced configuration a try. One quick question on the advanced configuration:
During the cloning step for the passive node, it tells me to create a Guest OS customization which assigns the exact same management IP address of the active node to the passive node. How does this not cause an IP conflict when the passive node first boots up? I'm a little leery of pulling the trigger on the cloning task until I understand exactly what's going on under the covers here.