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How to Reassociate a Host or Library Server

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager

Use the following procedure to reassociate a virtual machine host with the VMM management server after upgrading to System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager.

To reassociate a host after upgrading

  1. In the VMM console, open the Fabric workspace, expand Servers, and then click All Hosts.

  2. In the Hosts pane, ensure that the Agent Status column is displayed. If the Agent Status column is not displayed, right-click a column heading, and then click Agent Status. This adds the Agent Status column to the Hosts pane.

  3. Select the host that you need to reassociate with the VMM management server.

    TipTip
    You can use the SHIFT key or the CTRL key to select multiple hosts.

  4. On the Hosts tab, in the Host group, click Refresh.

    If a host needs to be reassociated, the Host Status column for the host will display a value of Needs Attention and the Agent Status column will display a value of Access Denied.

  5. Right-click the host to reassociate, and then click Reassociate.

  6. In the Reassociate Agent dialog box, provide the necessary credentials, and then click OK.

    The Agent Status column will display a value of Reassociating. After the host has been reassociated successfully, the Agent Status column will display a value of Responding. And after you refresh the host again, the Host Status column for the host will display a value of OK.

    TipTip
    You will see a Reassociate agent job in the Jobs workspace.

  7. After you have reassociated the host, you will most likely have to update the VMM agent on the host. To update the VMM agent, see How to Update the VMM Agent.

You can also reassociate a VMM library server in a similar manner. To view a list of VMM library servers, open the Fabric workspace, expand Servers, and then click Library Servers.

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For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

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