7 Replies Latest reply on Jun 12, 2014 12:04 PM by robin.mcnamara

    Cannot add a virtual center that is a virtual machine - device already exists

    robin.mcnamara

      Hi all,

       

      I have set up Storage Manager (awesome product!) and added my main Virtual Center and all the VMs have mapped nicely to the storage and LUNs etc.

      I've tried to add my VMWare View Virtual Center (very small VDI pool) that is a Virtual Machine in my main Virtual Center but I get the message that the Device already exists - which it does, but only as a virtual server and not a Virtual Center to be added and storage mapped.

       

      Any tips (other than make it physical!) to get this added so I can map the virtual desktops to the storage assigned?

       

      Thanks in advance,

      Robin McNamara

        • Re: Cannot add a virtual center that is a virtual machine - device already exists
          KMSigma

          Although we don't specifically support VMware' View VC, the VDI Desktops are VM's and therefore should still be showing within the virtual infrastructure.  Since some data collection is taken directly from the ESX Hosts, any host which has a VDI Guest should be reporting that desktop.

           

          Are you not seeing the VDI hosts anywhere?

            • Re: Cannot add a virtual center that is a virtual machine - device already exists
              robin.mcnamara

              Thanks for the reply.

               

              I can add the Hosts directly, which is what I plan to do if I can't add the Virtual Center.

              The Virtual Center for my VDI (lets call it VC-VDI) is a virtual machine in my main ESX Cluster managed by the main hardware Virtual Centre.

              All of the VMs from the main VC are in Stoarge Manger, but including the virtual VC-VDI. So when I go to add this new Virtual Center to Storage Manager it reports "device aleady" exists.

               

              I was just wondering if there was a way of chaging that VM into a VC in Storage Manager and managing it with an agent so I get all the nice linked data from it. The VC-VDI has it's own 2 node ESX cluster it manages, so I'll go with adding the two esx hosts directly if I can't add VC-VDI normally to Storage Manager... hope some of that makes sense!

               

              Regards,

              Robin.