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ESX host disappears from vCenter webclient inventory when VSC 6.1 is installed.

We Installed VSC 6.1 on our environment and I’ve noticed that when provisioning a datastore with the VSC or directly from onCommand, it gets created and mounted but its information is not available on the VSC plugin until we restart the VSC service.
Also we are tracking an issue that seemed to have pop up when we installed the VSC plug in, where the host does not show up in the vCenter inventory but it only affects the web client, If we use the vSphere C# client we can see the host in the inventory. If we disable and unregister the VSC extension and restart the web client service the host shows up in the inventory of the web client again.

We are using vSphere 6 Multi-vCenter using separate Platfom Service Controllers.

 

Any one else seen these problems?

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Re: ESX host disappears from vCenter webclient inventory when VSC 6.1 is installed.

Do you have the plugin installed on the vcenter server?  Set the startup for virtual storage console service to delayed, then reboot.

That seems to help me.

Re: ESX host disappears from vCenter webclient inventory when VSC 6.1 is installed.

Yes, we are running the VSC on the same vCenter Server. Will give yor suggestion a try.

 

Thanks

Re: ESX host disappears from vCenter webclient inventory when VSC 6.1 is installed.

I've not experienced these issues.  What time delay did you enter for the VSC service?

 

Have you opened a support case?

Re: ESX host disappears from vCenter webclient inventory when VSC 6.1 is installed.

I have not opened a support case but I have been able to reproduce this issue on more than one environment now.

Re: ESX host disappears from vCenter webclient inventory when VSC 6.1 is installed.

Hello ricke,

 

did you solved this problem? We are facing also this problem. Hosts sometimes disappear when VSC is installed.

VSC 6.1; vCenterServer 6.0 U1

 

Regards

Re: ESX host disappears from vCenter webclient inventory when VSC 6.1 is installed.

Any additional information you can share?  New install, upgrade (VSC and VC)?  What user does this issue appear to affect?  What other inventory items disappear?

Re: ESX host disappears from vCenter webclient inventory when VSC 6.1 is installed.

Hello,

 

yes...

- Complete new installation on VM > Win2012 R2; vCenterServer 6.0 Update1; VSC6.0 (on same server).

- Different hosts/cluster with ESX5.1 U3 / ESX6.0 U1; every hosts in the same cluster

- All users using the webclient. In vSphereClient everthing okay.

- host is available via search, but can't be displayed

- all other features are available.

 

Regards

 

Re: ESX host disappears from vCenter webclient inventory when VSC 6.1 is installed.

Hi, did you ever get a fix as we are expriencing the same issue. new install vsphere 6u1 esx host 6u1 VSC 6.1 running on windows 2012r2.

 

Webclient Host and clusters the host disappers. 

Re: ESX host disappears from vCenter webclient inventory when VSC 6.1 is installed.

Hello everyone,

same problem here! Any clues on how to fix it?

 

Thank you

Francesco

Re: ESX host disappears from vCenter webclient inventory when VSC 6.1 is installed.

Hello @schopro@AEN, and @danetruscott,

 

If you haven't already done so, please open a support case.  We're aware of the problem and working to resolve it, but more data is always helpful.

 

If it helps, I have the same problem in my lab : )

 

Andrew

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Re: ESX host disappears from vCenter webclient inventory when VSC 6.1 is installed.

Thanks Andrew,

Yep, I have logged a call, they have a copy of my vcs logs files and your guys are looking into it.

 

Thanks,

Dane.

Re: ESX host disappears from vCenter webclient inventory when VSC 6.1 is installed.

Hello everyone,

 

Not a solution, but a potential workaround.  In my lab, which has been experiencing this issue, the hosts reappeared after rebooting vCenter.  If you can, you may want to give this a try.

 

Andrew

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Re: ESX host disappears from vCenter webclient inventory when VSC 6.1 is installed.

@danetruscott

Can you let us know the support case?

Thanks

Eric

Re: ESX host disappears from vCenter webclient inventory when VSC 6.1 is installed.

We still having this issue, Rebooting vCenter is not a good option on a VMware View environment since it is a very important dependency.

 

 

Re: ESX host disappears from vCenter webclient inventory when VSC 6.1 is installed.

We also noticed this issue.  Behavior is random/sporadic, sometimes they are there, other times missing.  Changes states (appearing / not appearing) within a few seconds/minutes at times.  We verified it was not tied to any one browser (reproduced on IE 11, Chrome & Firefox) and different client machines.  Uninstalling the VSC 6.1 plug-in solved the problem immediately for us.

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