Activating the vCenter
After adding the vCenter, you must activate the configured vCenter instance.
- Enter the configure terminal command.
vcenter command to activate the vCenter.
switch(config)# vcenter myvcenter activate
Immediately following first-time vCenter activation, the Network OS starts the virtual asset discovery process. Use the show vnetwork vcenter status command to display the vnetwork status, as in the following example.
switch# show vnetwork vcenter status vCenter Start Elapsed (sec) Status ================ ==================== ================ ============= myvcenter 2011-09-07 14:08:42 10 In progress
When the discovery process completes, the status displays as "Success." Network OS has performed all the necessary configurations needed for the vCenter Server, and is now ready for CDP transmissions from the virtual switches to identify which ESX/ESXi host is connected to which physical interface in the Ethernet Fabric.