Dell EMC OpenManage Essentials Version 2.5 User's Guide

Reclaiming Deployed Virtual Input-Output Identities of a Server

The reclaim identities task allows you to reclaim all deployed virtual I/O identities from a server.

Before you begin the reclaim identities task, ensure that:
  • The server has been deployed from a compute pool.
  • The server has been assigned virtual I/O identities using OpenManage Essentials.
To reclaim the deployed virtual I/O identities of a server:
  • CAUTION: The reclaim identities task may impact one or more network settings of the server and may result in loss of connectivity to the server.
  1. Click Deployment. The Deployment Portal is displayed.
  2. Perform one of the following:
    • In the Common Tasks pane, click Reclaim Identities.
    • In the Compute Pools pane, right-click the compute pool that includes the server you want to replace, and then click Reclaim Identities.
    • In the Virtual I/O Pools pane, click a virtual I/O pool. On the right-side pane, click the Devices with Identities tab. Right-click a device and then click Reclaim Deployed Virtual Identities.
    The Reclaim Identities Wizard wizard is displayed.
  3. On the Name page, type an appropriate name for the task, and then click Next.
  4. On the Select Devices page, click Next.
  5. On the Identity Assignments page, review the virtual I/O identity attributes, and then click Next.
  6. On the Options page, select any of the following options based on your preference:
    • Remove source from compute pool — Select to move the servers from the compute pool to the Repurpose and Bare Metal Devices group after reclaiming the virtual I/O identities.
    • Force reclaim action even if target cannot be contacted — Select to reclaim the virtual I/O identities of the server, even if source server is unreachable.
  7. Click Next.
  8. On the Credentials page, type the user name and password of the iDRAC in the appropriate fields, and then click Next.
  9. On the Summary page, review the selections you have made, and then click Finish. The Reclaim Identities warning message is displayed.
  10. If you want to continue reclaiming the virtual I/O identities of the server, click Yes.
The reclaim identities task is created and the task runs immediately. You can double-click the task in Task Execution History to view the task execution details.

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