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Permission Problem if Host Had Been in Lockdown Mode (1003117)
You add a host to a VirtualCenter Datacenter or Cluster using VMware Infrastructure (VI) Client. As part of the Add Host operation, you choose Enable Lockdown Mode. If the VirtualCenter database is deleted after that operation, and you attempt to add the host to the VirtualCenter Server again, the following error message results:
Permission to perform this operation was denied.
Follow these steps to resolve the issue:
Open the Direct Console User Interface (DCUI) on the host.
Press F2 for Initial Setup.
Select Configure Lockdown Mode and disable lockdown mode.
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