If vCenter Server is unavailable, and a host is being managed by vCenter Server, you might need to connect directly to the host with the vSphere Client to create a resource pool or make changes to the hierarchy.

You cannot create a resource pool or make changes to the hierarchy when you connect directly to a managed host with the vSphere Client.

1

Disassociate the host from vCenter Server.

a

In the vSphere Client connected directly to the host, click the Summary tab.

b

Under Host Management, click Disassociate host from vCenter Server.

c

Click OK.

2

Make changes to the resource pool hierarchy and/or create a resource pool.

Your changes will be overwritten when you reconnect the host to vCenter Server. This is the desired behavior in most cases. Manual changes to resource pool configuration are usually required only when vCenter Server is unavailable.

3

If it is necessary to override the vCenter Server resource pool configuration with your changes, remove from and re-add the host to the vCenter Server inventory before you reconnect to vCenter Server.

a

Using the vSphere Client, log into the vCenter Server system that manages the host.

b

Right-click the host in the inventory and select Remove.

c

Click OK.

The host is removed.

d

Re-add the host to the vCenter Server inventory.

When you re-add the host to the vCenter Server inventory, your changes to the resource pool hierarchy and new resource pools will appear in the vSphere Client.

e

In the vSphere Client connected to the vCenter Server system, select File > New > Add Host.

f

Complete the Add Host wizard.

g

Verify that any new resource pools or changes to the hierarchy appear in the vSphere Client inventory.