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From Kelven Yang <>
Subject RE: Joined vcenter servers with cloudstack
Date Wed, 23 May 2012 18:34:27 GMT

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tamas Monos []
> Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 3:53 PM
> To:
> Subject: Joined vcenter servers with cloudstack
> Hi,
> I'm wondering whether anyone uses multiple vcenter servers in joined mode
> with Cloudstack.
> The reason I'm asking is every time I need to update the win2k8 servers
> is an outage and takes ages for the box to come back.
> As the management servers are in cluster I can update OS one by one but
> the vcenter box.
> Would Cloudstack be confused if I added a the same cluster on a different
> vcenter management IP as well? So when one of the of offline it would
> talk to the other one as in joined mode you can manage other vcenter's
> assets.
> I'm not brave enough to test this in my production environment though.

I haven't tested with vCenter linked mode, but if the second vCenter is using a different
IP, I see it as an issue.

I would suggest you to try using DNS to do the trick, while you are maintaining one vCenter
server, make DNS point to the second one for CloudStack to continue to work


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