After you complete the Add Host wizard, vCenter Server verifies that the host is compatible and completes the process of adding it to the vCenter Server inventory.

After you dismiss the Add Host wizard, vCenter Server finishes the process of adding a host by performing the following steps.

1

Searches the network for the specified managed host and identifies all the virtual machines on the managed host.

2

Connects to the managed host.

If the wizard cannot connect to the managed host, the managed host is not added to the inventory.

3

Verifies that the managed host is not already being managed.

If the host is already being managed by another vCenter Server system, vCenter Server displays a message. If the vCenter Server can connect to the managed host, but for some reason cannot remain connected, the host is added, but is in a disconnected state.

4

Reads the number of processors on the managed host and allocates the appropriate number of licenses.

The number of processors is stored in the vCenter Server database and is verified upon each managed host reconnection and vCenter Server system startup.

5

Verifies that the managed host version is supported.

If it is not, and the managed host version can be upgraded, vCenter Server prompts you to perform an upgrade.

6

Imports existing virtual machines.