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Storage Vmotion fails after Service Console IP change

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Hi

I recently had to change my service console & vmotion ip addresses - and to be clever about it I added a second vswitch configured it as a second service console and then removed the original vswitch0.

Everything works fine, I can vmotion between hosts etc....

However Storage vmotion fails to connect to host.....Is there some setting I am missing? (to fully remove the original service console....I am suspecting something along those lines..)

Anyhoo thanks in advance for any ideas..

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depping
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remove the host from the cluster

check the file, if it's still there delete the file

add the host back to the cluster

there are a couple of other resolutions mentioned on my blog in the comments of the following article:

http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2008/01/24/clone-and-roll-out-template-fail-with-failed-to-connect-to-h...




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i would start with flushing DNS on the hosts that you are using to kick off SVmotion. Next step would be checking /etc/opt/vmware/vpxa/vpxa.cfg on the ESX host that causes this problem.




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s1m0nb
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Yes we are on the right tracks here..the vpxa.cfg file has the old host ip address in there

So I changed it to the correct address and restarted the mgmt-vmware service -- and it changes the ip back to the old one Smiley Sad

How do I change the address permanently?

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depping
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remove the host from the cluster

check the file, if it's still there delete the file

add the host back to the cluster

there are a couple of other resolutions mentioned on my blog in the comments of the following article:

http://www.yellow-bricks.com/2008/01/24/clone-and-roll-out-template-fail-with-failed-to-connect-to-h...




Duncan

Blogging: http://www.yellow-bricks.com

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s1m0nb
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Exactly correct

I stopped the vpxa service on the hosts - stopped Virtual Center service - hacked the sql database (changed to old host addresses) and restarted everything - all works fine now

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depping
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Great thanks for the feedback, will add that bit of info to my blog... seems like more people are experiencing the fact that the database needs an update.




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