Claim a c7000 enclosure currently being managed by another management system

If an enclosure is claimed by another management system, you can forcibly add the enclosure to HPE OneView.

If the enclosure is managed by VCM or VCEM, you might be able to migrate the enclosure into HPE OneView instead, which saves the configuration information.

  • Forcibly adding an enclosure removes all current configuration settings.

  • If the enclosure is managed by another HPE OneView appliance and you want to keep the configuration, remove enclosure from the other appliance before adding it into a new instance. If you remove the enclosure first, you do not have to forcibly add it to the new instance of HPE OneView.

  • If you forcibly add an enclosure managed by another HPE OneView appliance, it is added with all the configuration settings removed and the original HPE OneView appliance can no longer communicate with the enclosure.


Privileges: Infrastructure administrator or Server administrator

  1. From the main menu, select Enclosures, and do one of the following:
    1. Click + Add Enclosure in the master pane.
    2. Select Actions > Add.

    The Actions menu is not present until you add at least one enclosure.

  2. Enter the data requested on the screen.
  3. Click Add to complete the action.
  4. If a message notifies you that you cannot add the enclosure because it is being managed by another management system, select Force add enclosure.
  5. Click Add to complete the action or click Add + to add another enclosure.
  6. Verify that the enclosure has been added in the master pane.

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