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Robo_Caps
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Adding ESXi 5.1 Host to vCenter 5.1 giving problem

In my environment, I configured a cluster having 3 ESXi 5.1 Hosts for testing HA. To test my HA mode I shutdown one of the DR site host. Cluster took action and completed HA operations successfully, which is good.

But when I turned on the DR site host and reconnected it in vCenter cluster. it gives error "Adding host to cluster:Timed waiting for vpxa to start". I tried few KBs and articles to solve the problem but nothing worked. I removed the Host from cluster and added again but same problem occurred. Then I reinstalled the ESXi 5.1 on DR host and tried to add to vCenter this time error was "a general system error occurred: internal error: vmodl.fault.HostCommunication". To solve this issue again I read many KBs and discussions but got no solution yet. Then I decided to put a discussion in VMWare Community. Remember I don't want to re-install my vCenter server for the sake of adding a Host in vCenter.

Anybody knows the solution kindly provide ...

Regards,

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markdjones82
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Have you completely remove the host object from Vcenter and attempted to reconnect?

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SanjaySP1
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Hi,

Can you check if your vCenter server has a IPv6 address. If yes, please disable IPv6 and try adding the host.

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Robo_Caps
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IPv6 setting are already disabled on my vCenter server. Not adding yet ...

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Robo_Caps
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I removed the host by right click and remove. Is there any other thing i need to do to completely remove the host?

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vThinkBeyondVM
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Yes, right click and remove should work. No other step for removing.

It should work fine in fact. are you using Metro cluster in your environment? You said, DR site? can you elaborate more on this?

can you give exact steps on how do you configured HA?

As per me, there is some network problem.


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markdjones82
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Can you connect directly to the host using the VI client?  I want to see if that works before making other recommendations.

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