Friday, September 16, 2011

VMware SRM Repair operation fails with: “Unable to communicate with the remote host, since it is disconnected.”

Problem

You log into your VMware Site Recovery Manager recovery site and noticed that several Recovery Plans have a yellow exclamation mark (warning) beside them and when viewing the Virtual Machines tab, several virtual machines’ State is listed as Needs Repair.

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You make an attempt to repair the virtual machine by right clicking in the window and select Repair All

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… only to see that it fails with:

Unable to communicate with the remote host, since it is disconnected.

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Solution

The reason why you’re experiencing this is because the ESXi or ESX host in your DR / recovery site that host this virtual machine is disconnected from vCenter.  Check to see whether the host is down or has simply lost connectivity to vCenter.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi,


It also might need to delete the distant site Vm ( objet) first and to do a repair all after in the SR Protection Group.

1: go to
host and template
delete from disk the Distant Vm (which have the pb)
2: go to Protection Group
to do a repair all on the Vm.