This is a Quick note to identify the vCenter IP from ESXi interaction.
While the use cases are quite low, the other day, I got a ESXi host alerting some failure, however, I failed to find the host on my Production vCenter.
Curious to know the vCenter IP the host is reporting, I found the following methods for the record
1) The most easiest way is to connect a vmware client directly to ESXi Host with local root account and the client pops an alert stating “This Host is being managed from
<vcenter> and blah blah”
Cool!, what if you dont have a VmWare Client that is handy on your machine? Well then you can retrieve vCenter Config from WebBrowser as follows
2) Connect to
ESXiHost from your webbrowser to
https://EsxiHost/host/vpxa.cfg, input your ESXi Credentials, and CTRL+F for
3) The other way is if you have PowerCLI handy, you can use the following
vCenter Establishes Connection on port
443 to ESXiHost, and by listing Established connections on
443 we can easily guess the vCenter IP.