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PowerCLI – View host HA status

Had a minor problem with a host that was not able to configure HA agent after a vCenter update, 6.5 build 15000 to build 21000. It was the only host in the cluster that had the error.

Tried:
– set the host in and out of maintenance mode and to move the host out and in of the cluster. Did not help.
– disable and enable of HA on cluster level work for all the other host, but not my stubborn one.

Reading a VMware 2056299 told me to manuel uninstall the HA vib (vmware-fdm) with

esxcli software vib remove -n vmware-fdm

After successfully uninstall i took the host out of maintenance and did a Disable/enable HA on cluster level, and volia it now works.

GUI is always a bit slow to update, but with PowerCLI you get current status.

PS C:\> $clusterName = "Cluster1"
PS C:\> Get-Cluster -Name $clusterName | Get-VMHost | Select Name,@{N='State';E={$_.ExtensionData.Runtime.DasHostState.State}}

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Jesper Ramsgaard

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