VMware ESXi HA agent failed

If you force problems with reconfigure HA on a ESXi server in a HA Cluster. A possible solution to resolve this is to uninstall the vpxa and the ha-agent. This can be done using the unsupported mode.


  • set ESXi in Maintenance Mode

  • disconnnect ESXi from Virtual Center

  • remove ESXi from Virtual Center

  • connect with SSH to ESXi or direct using something like HP iLo

  • execute the following commands

     cd /opt/vmware/uninstallers/ ./VMware-aam-ha-uninstall.sh ./VMware-vpxa-uninstall.sh 

  • add ESXi to Virtual Center

  • exit ESXi from Maintenance Mode

  • repeat this with all Nodes in the cluster