petlab79
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Unable to add host after removing it from vCenter- vShpere

I powered down one of my hosts, added memory to it, moved it to a different network rack, and brought it back online. It showed up in vCenter as disconnected, so i removed it and tried adding it back. I get the following error: "Cannot contact the specified host. The host may not be available on the network, a network configuration problem may exist, or the management services on this host may not be responding." I tried restarting the host itself, and restarting the management services and still get this message. I can ping the ip address of the host and i get a reply back. Does anybody have any other suggestion for me to try?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Pete

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marcelo_soares
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If your host is a classic ESX, try removing the vpx agent from it by doing:

rpm -qa | grep vpx

This command should return you 1 line with the RPM package for vpx. The proceed with:

rpm -e

Try adding the host to vc again.

Marcelo Soares

VMWare Certified Professional 310/410

Virtualization Tech Master

Globant Argentina

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Marcelo Soares
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petlab79
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I ended up calling VMware support, and they had me create a new service console.

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