No vCenter servers were found in Nutanix cluster

What to do when you see No vCenter servers were found message in Nutanix Prism Element.

Deploying the Nutanix Cluster using the Nutanix Foundation automation deployment tool is dead simple. Whether it is Nutanix AHV, VMware ESXi, or Microsoft Hyper-V, the deployment and basic configuration process are fully automated. After cluster deployment, there are few things that need to be configured manually. One of them is to register the Nutanix cluster running VMware vSphere ESXi to the vCenter server.

Someone may ask why do I need to register Nutanix cluster. it is a valid question. The main reason why you should do that is vCenter registration is required for 1-Click ESXi upgrade to work properly.Before you start vCenter registration step, make sure all Nutanix ESXi nodes are connected to the vCenter server and part of the vSphere cluster. If you try to register cluster before that, you will see information like on the print screen below – No vCenter servers were found

No vCenter server found

After ESXi nodes are added to vSphere cluster in vCenter, you will see you vCenter server on the list of discovered vCenter server.

You can read more about the Nutanix Foundation deployment process or what ports are necessary for Nutanix Foundation to work correctly on my following blog posts.

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Artur Krzywdzinski

Artur is Consulting Architect at Nutanix. He has been using, designing and deploying VMware based solutions since 2005 and Microsoft since 2012. He specialize in designing and implementing private and hybrid cloud solution based on VMware and Microsoft software stacks, datacenter migrations and transformation, disaster avoidance. Artur holds VMware Certified Design Expert certification (VCDX #077).

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