This section provides procedures for repairing or replacing hosts in VMware Cloud Foundation. These procedures are provided for scenarios where there is no risk of data loss, such as repairing an unassigned host or replacing a host in a non-vSAN-based VI workload domain.

These procedures are not intended for scenarios where there is a risk of data loss or involving a catastrophic failure. If there is a risk of data loss or you have experienced a catastrophic failure, before taking any steps to remediate the situation, contact VMware Support to review your recovery plan. This strategy ensures that additional damage is not done while troubleshooting.
Note: Before performing any maintenance, review Avoiding Unintentional Downtime.

For covered failure scenarios, the replacement procedure depends on the component being replaced and the condition of the component.