Removing a linked vCenter Server from vSphere Client fails with the error: vCenter server not connected (1017631)
- Removing a linked vCenter Server from vSphere Client fails.
- You see the error:
vCenter server not connected
To resolve this issue, remove the linked vCenter server entry from the ADAM database:
- Start ADSI Edit.
- Click Start > All Programs > Administrative Tools > ADSI Edit.
- Right-click ADSI Edit and select Connect to.
- Under Connection Point, select Select or type a Distinguished Name or Naming context and type:
- Under Computer, select Select or type a domain or server, enter the primary vCenter servers NetBIOS name and click OK.
- Expand the tree items in the left pane and find the entry OU=Instances.
- Select the the CN entry under OU=Instances.
- Right click each CN (for example, CN=VIMWEBSVC) and click Properties.
- Click vmw-vc-URL.
- Select Filter and click Show only attributes that have values to find the linked mode vCenter Server NetBIOS name to removed.
- Delete instances of old linked mode vCenter Servers.
- Restart vSphere Client.
Note: For more information on ADSI Edit, see the Microsoft TechNet article Use ADSI Edit to Manage an AD LDS Instance.
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