If the IP address of the vCenter Server changes, you must reregister Auto Deploy.

Regardless of whether you are using the vCenter Server Appliance or a vCenter Server system installed on Windows, you must stop the Auto Deploy process and reregister Auto Deploy if the vCenter Server IP address changes.

Procedure

  • Perform the reregistration task depending on the operating system.
    Platform Task
    Windows
    1. Stop the Auto Deploy process.

      net stop vmware-autodeploy-waiter

    2. Edit the setup file located at c:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware vCenter Auto Deploy\vmconfig-autodeploy.xml and specify the new IP address.

      You do not have to edit the file if you reregister for other reasons than a new IP address.

    3. Run the autodeploy-register.exe command, specifying all required options.

      autodeploy-register.exe -R -a vCenter-IP -p vCenter-Port -u user_name -w password -s setup-file-path

    4. Restart the Auto Deploy process.

      net start vmware-autodeploy-waiter

    VMware vCenter Server Appliance
    1. Stop the Auto Deploy process.

      /etc/init.d/vmware-rbd-watchdog stop

    2. Run the autodeploy-register command, specifying all required options.

      autodeploy-register -R -a vCenter-IP -p vCenter-Port -u user_name -w password -s setup-file-path

    3. Restart the Auto Deploy process.

      /etc/init.d/vmware-rbd-watchdog start

    You can also use the Start ESXi Services and Stop ESXi Services buttons in the vCenter Server Appliance.