4 Replies Latest reply on Sep 3, 2014 12:24 AM by bw_sheep

    Problem after restart cluster VSA

    the_woz Novice

      Hello everyone,
      Today I rebooted the esxi two nodes that make up my VSA cluster, and after the reboot I get the following message: "VSA member in offline"
      All vm work properly and VSA manager tab in the two nodes are properly online.
      Will you help me understand?

      Thank you in advance,



        • 1. Re: Problem after restart cluster VSA
          the_woz Novice


          • 2. Re: Problem after restart cluster VSA
            lakshya32 Hot Shot




            Welcome to communities.


            Due to various reasons a VSA cluster member might stop responding even though the ESXi host is still working as expected.


            So you need to restart services.

            • 3. Re: Problem after restart cluster VSA
              the_woz Novice


              thanks for your reply .

              Then advise me to manually restart the services on the server where running vsphere client?I must before turn off the virtual machine?


              • 4. Re: Problem after restart cluster VSA
                bw_sheep Novice

                On a 2node VSA this is a problem that can occur.

                If you didn't put the VSA cluster in maintenance-mode before rebooting, your VSA service is going to try to find nodes that aren't there.

                The problem doesn't occur on a 3node cluster.


                On your vCenter server, go to services, find the VSA-services en restart it.

                If it doesn't find the nodes again, try to put the VSA-cluster in maintenance 1th & turn it back on again. It takes a while for your cluster to go back online, because of resync etc. Give it time. In your tasks section you should see a message like : "VSADsX resync in progress" or similar. Even if you don't see the message the resync CAN be running in the background. (see the basic manual on vmware, it's all there, it's the 5.1, but it's similar for 5.5. VMware vSphere 5.1)


                If you have VM's running, the process is going to be slowed down even more. As with any RAID system, you should avoid using the discs during rebuild excessively, since the rebuild is running