I am trying to add a new host to a VMWare Cluster.
I get the error:
A general system error occurred: Timed waiting for vpxa to start"
When I look on the host, I get many events of
Refresh service information 192.168.0.51 Completed vpxuser 11/19/2012 4:49:48 PM 11/19/2012 4:49:48 PM 11/19/2012 4:49:49 PM
But the first error is the problem:
Create user ha-folder-root The specified key , name, or identifier already exists. root 11/19/2012 4:00:20 PM 11/19/2012 4:00:20 PM 11/19/2012 4:00:20 PM
On the vmforums, the suggested solution to this does not work: To resolve this issue:
1. rename /etc/vmware/hostd/authorization.xml to /etc/vmware/hostd/authorization.xml.old. 2. Restart the host management services. For more information, see Restarting the Management agents on an ESX or ESXi Server (1003490).
The version is 5.1, and I have Essentials license.
On the new host there are no clients running
The new host version is 799733, and it has 2 other hosts running on it, which are still 5.0.0 - Should I upgrade them first?