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 reregister Auto Deploy if the vCenter Server IP address changes.

Perform the reregistration task depending on the operating system.

Operating system




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.


Run the autodepoy-register.exe command-line tool, specifying all required options.

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

VMware vCenter Server Appliance

Restart the Auto Deploy daemon /etc/init.d/vmware-rbd-watchdog. You can start the daemon directly or use the Start ESXi Services and Stop ESXi Services vCenter Server Appliance buttons.