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Replacing an ESX host in a cluster that has View Composer linked-clone pool installed (1015292)
This article provides steps to replace a ESX host in a cluster with View desktops deployed.
To replace a ESX host in a cluster with deployed View Desktops:
- Prepare the new ESX host outside the cluster, verify all datastores that are available to the old ESX hosts in the cluster are accessible to the new ESX host.
- Put the old ESX host in Maintenance Mode from the vCenter Server GUI.
- Ensure that you have selected the Move powered off and suspended virtual machines to other hosts in the cluster option.
- The running virtual machines migrate to other ESX hosts in the cluster, shutdown and suspended virtual machines and replicas are moved as well. The ESX host enters Maintenance Mode.
Note: The Replica virtual machine is a protected entity and cannot be migrated until it has been unprotected. For instructions on unprotecting the replica virtual machine, see Cannot remove source and replica virtual machines associated with View Composer desktop pools (1008704).
Click the ESX host
Click the Virtual Machines tab to verify that all virtual machines and replicas have been moved.
In View 4.5 and later releases, re-protect the replicas. For instructions on re-protecting a replica virtual machine, see Re-protecting a View replica virtual machine (2015006).
Remove the ESX host in Maintenance Mode from the cluster.
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