samuk
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Urgent Help - Vcenter Server down - can not access the ESX Hosts

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Hi,

Have two ESXi hosts and one Vcentre server (virtual)

When i added the hosts into the Virtual center Server, i selected the option for lock down (i forget the actual box i selected) but it said something like on the VC can manage the Hosts???

Anyway the VC has gone off line, not sure why and i am unable to access the ESXi hosts using the VI client using the root username \ password. I get the followign error:

"You do not have permission to login to the server: servername

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mlubinski
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Yes, you have to disable lockdown mode on ESXi - go to console and from options select Disable lockdown mode.

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mlubinski
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Yes, you have to disable lockdown mode on ESXi - go to console and from options select Disable lockdown mode.

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samuk
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Thanks...is there any otehr way?

As i am working remotly and not able to get to the console screen..

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Troy_Clavell
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Thanks...is there any other way?

not really, you need to disable lockdown mode, or get your vCenter instance back on-line.

samuk
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lol....i just installed the virtual center server...and its virtual...its crashed and gone off line.

Going to pop to the office tommrow..thanks

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