If the IP address of the vCenter Server changes, you must reregister Auto Deploy.

Regardless of whether you are using the vCenter Server Appliance or a vCenter Server system installed on Windows, you must stop the Auto Deploy process and reregister Auto Deploy if the vCenter Server IP address changes.

Perform the reregistration task depending on the operating system.

Platform

Task

Windows

a

Stop the Auto Deploy process.

net stop vmware-autodeploy-waiter

b

Edit the setup file located at c:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware vCenter Auto Deploy\vmconfig-autodeploy.xml and specify the new IP address.

You do not have to edit the file if you reregister for other reasons than a new IP address.

c

Run the autodeploy-register.exe command, specifying all required options.

autodeploy-register.exe -R -a vCenter-IP -p vCenter-Port -u user_name -w password -s setup-file-path

d

Restart the Auto Deploy process.

net start vmware-autodeploy-waiter

VMware vCenter Server Appliance

a

Stop the Auto Deploy process.

/etc/init.d/vmware-rbd-watchdog stop

b

Run the autodeploy-register command, specifying all required options.

autodeploy-register -R -a vCenter-IP -p vCenter-Port -u user_name -w password -s setup-file-path

c

Restart the Auto Deploy process.

/etc/init.d/vmware-rbd-watchdog start

You can also use the Start ESXi Services and Stop ESXi Services buttons in the vCenter Server Appliance.