4.5 Resynchronizing a Host Server’s State

The Orchestrate Server is automatically updated to list the state of the hosted VMs after every provisioning action. However, the state of the hosted VMs is not automatically updated if the VM state is changed by any third-party tool. You must manually synchronize the state of the hosted VMs in the Orchestrate Server to reflect the current state of the host server’s VMs.

When a host server is resynchronized, the VM Client in conjunction with the Orchestrate Server does the following:

Resynchronizing a host server can be useful when a VM hypervisor has changed and the Orchestrate Server needs to be aware of the changes.

IMPORTANT:When a VM is on shared storage, resynchronization is only tried on the host server where the VM was last running.

To resynchronize a host server:

  1. In the VM Client, click the Host Servers view.

  2. Right-click the host server to be resynchronized, then select Resync State.

    This resynchronizes the state of all VMs hosted by the host server.

    You can resynchronize only one host server at a time.

  3. You can view the progress in any of the following ways:

    • Double-click the host being synchronized, click the Event Log tab, then double-click the entry related to the process that has the Information Icon icon next to it. The Event Log Details dialog box is displayed and is automatically updated as events occur.

    • Observe messages at the bottom of the VM Client interface.

    • Click View > Show Progress View to open the Progress window.

    • View the synchronization progress in the Jobs tab of the Development Client.