At certain times in the vCenter Server lifecycle, administrators have to change the vCenter Server IP address. If the IP address change is necessary, you must first power off the Data Director vApp. If you update the vCenter Server IP address while Data Director is running, Data Director cannot communicate with the vCenter Server system.

Because of an issue reported in the release notes, you must power off the Data Director vApp and also remove the vCenter Extension service and add it back.

1

Log in to vSphere Client as an administrator.

2

Right-click the Data Director vApp and select Power Off.

3

Select Administration > vCenter Server Settings.

4

Click Runtime Settings.

5

Update the IP address in the Managed IP Address field.

6

Remove the vCenter Extension Service and add it back.

a

Right-click the Management Server virtual machine, select Edit Settings, and click the vServices tab.

b

Select vCenter Extension Installation and click Edit.

c

Select <No Provider> as the provider and click OK twice to exit.

d

Select the Management Server virtual machine again.

e

Click Edit Settings and select the vServices tab.

f

Select vCenter Estension vService as the provider and click OK twice to exit.

7

Power on the Data Director vApp.

The Data Director vApp communicates with the vCenter Server system using the updated vCenter Server IP address.