Network OS Administration Guide

Supporting Network OS 6.0.1a

Part Number: 53-1003768-04

Activating the vCenter

After adding the vCenter, you must activate the configured vCenter instance.

In VCS mode, you can configure the vCenter by using any node. Discovery is initiated by the primary node.
  1. Enter the configure terminal command.
  2. Enter the 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.