You can replace a cluster member that is no longer working or is offline due to a failure.

The status of a VSA cluster member must be Offline so that you can replace it.


  1. In the vSphere Web Client, select the datacenter that accommodates the VSA cluster, click the Manage tab, and click VSA Manager.
  2. On the Summary tab, select the Appliances view.
  3. Right-click the VSA cluster member whose status is Offline and click Replace Appliance.
    The Replace Appliance wizard appears.
  4. On the Select Appliance page, select the vSphere Storage Appliance whose status is Offline, and click Next.

What to do next

Select a replacement ESXi host.