When you decommission a server, it is cleaned up as part of the workflow. However, a dead host or host with a failed SATADOM is not cleaned up during decommissioning.
Ensure that the following has been completed on the decommissioned host before adding it to a physical rack.
Verify that the decommissioned host has been re-imaged. See Image Individual Server in the VIA User's Guide.
Verify that the manifest for the re-imaged host has been downloaded and is available. See View Inventory in the VIA User's Guide.
Verify that the decommissioned host has a password on the host is EvoSddc!2016. This is the default password for all ESXi hosts.
Verify that the decommissioned host has an IP address from the range 192.168.100.50 - 192.168.100.73.
Verify that Secure Shell (SSH) is enabled.
Verify that the firewall on the SSH host is enabled and connections are restricted to the 192.168.100.0/22 subnet.
Verify that the DNS IP is set to 192.168.1.254.
The above prerequisites ensure that the decommissioned host has been recommissioned.
- Mount the recommissioned host in an empty slot on the rack and connect it to the management and ToR switches according to the wire map.
See Rack Wiring.
- Start up the recommissioned host.
- On the the SDDC Manager Dashboard, go to .
- Click Add Host.
- Select the rack to which you want to add the host.
- Upload the manifest file that you downloaded after the host was imaged.
After the host is discovered, the Continue button is enabled.
- Click Continue.
The bring-up process starts on the host. If you move to another UI window, you must click Continue for the bring-up process to start. As each task is completed, a green arrow appears next to the task.
After bring-up is completed, a completion message is displayed.
- Navigate to
and confirm that the newly added host is displayed here.
If the host is not visible on the SDDC Manager Dashboard, restart the SDDC Manager health service:
- Using SSH, log in as root to the SDDC Manager Controller VM.
- Run the following API call.
curl -X PUT -d 'restart' http://localhost:8080/vrm-ui/api/1.0/health
The recommissioned host is now available for addition to workload domains.