25 Apr 2008

HA Error: hostipaddrsdiffer

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When configuring HA on an ESX HA/DRS cluster, the following error occurs:

Error detected on <ESXHOST>.domain.com in cluster <CLUSTERNAME> in <DATACENTER>: hostipaddrsdiffer: cmd failed: ft_gethostbyname and hostname-i return different addresses: <IPADDRESS> and <IPADDRESS>.

To resolve the issue:

 Make sure that the /etc/hosts file is in the following format:

127.0.0.1                 localhost.localdomain localhost
192.168.1.1             esxhostname.domain.com

(where 192.168.1.1 is the IP address of your ESX host)

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Last modified on Friday, 07 November 2008 14:04
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