This host can't be reconnected anymore. Tried the remove action but il fails : "unable to contact the specified host" Of course if it's disconnected...
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the server is definitevely down, and now reinstalled as a classic windows server. So the the host can't be reconnected to the VC, and i'd like to remove it now. I know i should have done this when it was online, but where's the fun...
As far as I know a "remove from inventory" operation should not attempt to contact the host...it should simply remove the entry in VC. If you are still getting this error after choosing "remove from inventory", then something else is going on.
I tried to restart entire virtual center, with no more chance.
The option "remove from inventory" is only available on the (unique) virtual machine contained in this host, on which i only have choice to "connect" or "remove". Any option won't succeed. I was looking for a command line or direct VC database edit since normal way doesn't work
Can you *Edit Settings *for the VM that was on this dissconnected host? I had a similar issue, the VM on the dissconnected host had the CDROM connected to a .ISO to a datastore that was connected to the now non-existent host... Confused? See if there is anything in the VM that still refrences the dissconnected ESX host, if so remove it then you should be able to remove the VM thus "unlocking" the host enabling you to remove it from inventory.
Hope this helps!
I've got the same issue with a disconnected host that is no longer a viable machine. Troy -- yes, that server is in VPX_HOSTS. Does anyone know the proper way to remove the host from the database?