Network OS Administration Guide

Supporting Network OS 6.0.1a

Part Number: 53-1003768-04

User-triggered vCenter discovery

The discovery of virtual assets from the vCenter occurs during one of the following circumstances:
  • When a switch boots up.
  • When a new vCenter is configured on the VDX switch and activated (activation turns on the timer processing, set to 180-second intervals.)
  • When the discovery is explicitly initiated with the CLI.

To explicitly initate vCenter discovery, perform the following task in global configuration mode.

  1. An invalid state or condition of a vCenter can cause the deletion of all auto-port-profiles in a system. To prevent this from happening, configure the ignore-delete-all-response operand of the vcenter command to ignore the “delete-all” responses from the vCenter.
    switch(config)# vcenter MYVC discover ignore-delete-all-response 5
  2. Return to privileged EXEC mode with the exit command.
    switch(config)# exit
    switch#
  3. Use the vnetwork vcenter command to trigger a vCenter discovery manually.
    switch# vnetwork vcenter myvcenter discover