Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

One of our VM hosts (5.0) got disconnected. All of our Clients are on Shared Datastore.

Is it possible to migrate the clients on the disconnected host (Vcenter Essentials) to a connected host?

share|improve this question
up vote 1 down vote accepted
  1. VCenter Essentials isn't a VM host.

  2. If the VM's that were being hosted were on shared stotage then you should be able to add those VM's to another host by browsing the shared storage from another host, finding the folders for those VM's, right-clicking the vmx file for each VM, and selecting "Add to Inventory". That will add those VM's to that host and allow you to start them.

  3. If and when you get the disconnected host back online it's still going to think that it owns those VM's. You should right-click those VM's and select "Remove from Inventory".

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.