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Attempting to remove a host from the inventory when it is connected to vDS generates an error (1018181)

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Summary

This error indicates that you are attempting to remove a host from the inventory that is connect to a vNetwork Distributed Switch (vDS). When the host is connected to a vDS, it cannot be removed from the inventory.

Example
 
Cannot remove the host hostname because it's part of vDS switch_name.

Impact

You are unable to remove the host from the inventory.

Solution

Ensure that the host is no longer connected to the vDS, then remove the host.

To ensure that the host is no longer connected to the vDS:

  1. Log in to vCenter Server using the vSphere Client.
  2. Click Home.
  3. Click Networking.
  4. Click on the vDS.
  5. Click Hosts.
  6. Right-click on the host, and click Remove from vDS.
You can now right-click the host in the vSphere Client and click Remove.
 
For more information, see Disabling vNetwork Distributed Switches (1010718)

Note: If the host is still connected to a portgroup, such as management, the portgroup must be migrated to another switch or deleted to allow removal from the vDS.

Tags

removing-host-vds

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