How to fail over a HA if VC is not available

It's not recommeded by VMware, but lot of people are placing the system containing VC on a ESX hosts. Placing it in HA cluster is not really helping either. Especially if we want to upgrade the current ESX host :-(

Thus this is how we could start the virtual host on another HA hosts.

Start up "Virtual Infrastructure Client" and connect to the ESX host who is going to take it over.

Browse to the datastore and then register the VM by choosing "Add to inventory".

browse datastore

add to inventory

Start now you VM. Be sure to select "Keep ....." when opening console.

Now you're back in business ;-)

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