article Unable to Add ESX Server to up.time 5.x

There are several possible reasons why you may be experiencing this issue.  To help identify the root cause, take the following steps:

  • Try using Root credentials to add the ESX host by its hostname or IP address.
  • Port 443 (SSL) needs to be open for communication between up.time and the ESX server you are trying to add.  To check this connectivity, open a command line prompt and run a telnet command using port 443 from the up.time monitoring station to the ESX host.  If the connection fails, this will need to be resolved before the host can be added.
  • Ensure that Lockdown Mode is not enabled.
  • Ensure that the Hostd service is running on the ESX host.
  • Verify that the ESX host is not being managed by multiple, stale or non-existent vCenter / vSphere hosts and that all of the hosts are online.  Remove any offline host(s) from the ESX host management console.
  • All ESX versions have a Managed Object Browser (MOB) that provides ESX server details and can be used to test user credentials.  Browse to https:///mob/ from up.time and log in using the appropriate credentials.  If you are able to navigate through the MOB, use the same credentials to log into up.time using the auto-discovery option under the My Infrastructure tab.
  • If the system is an ESXi server, confirm that it is managed by vSphere/vCenter.

If you are still unable to add the ESX server to up.time after following the above steps, please contact [email protected] and provide the following information:

  • Screen capture of the error message.
  • ESX version and build number.
  • up.time and monitoring station Operating System version.
  • Send the uptime.log file from the uptime_install dir\Logs folder after completing the following steps:
    • Change the logging level from INFO to DEBUG in the uptime.conf file, which is located in the up.time installation directory.
    • Try adding the ESX server to up.time so the exception is captured in the uptime log.

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