vcenter 7, PCNS 4.4.2 shutting down vcenter then cancelling hoist shutdown
I am having an issue where the PCNS correctly shuts down all of the VM's in the correct order, then gets to the final stage where it then shuts down the vcenter, causing the maintenance mode to get cancelled and the host shutdown to stop.
my vcenter is in the high priority section of vm prioritisation.
sequence of events form log file:-
shutting down hosts on .....
after quite a while i get shutting down vm vcenter_7.0
maintance mode task cancelled as vcsa vm is shutting down
cannont connect to vcenter so may not eb able to issue commands to vm's or hosts.
shutdown host unsuccsesful for host....
any ideas would be helpful as i am a little stuck?
Without seeing the EventLog.txt file, error.log. and debug.log, I cannot be sure, but my guess is credentials. Once vCenter has been powered off, PowerChute must connect directly to the ESXi host. The shutdown will fail if the credentials used to connect to vCenter do not exist on the ESXi host.
To create the proper credentials, see the PowerChute VMware User's Guide starting on page 59