# Unable to connect the target host. Please check network connection status

KB ID : 117043
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Published : Dec. 4, 2018
Created : Dec. 4, 2018

Cause:

1) When added target host is not reachable [ UNC validation path validation [ admin$] ] 2) When there is an issue in access Windows Management Instrumentation [ WMI ] of your target host Solution: For Cause 1: When added target host is not reachable - UNC Validation Target host Remote share [ Admin$ ] is required for copying the VIS installer to the target machine.

You can confirm UNC validation by verifying the admin$share access manually from your Machine where “VembuBDR” or “VembuVMBackup had been installed. • Go to 'run' and type the following \IP\admin$
• In place of IP provide the “Hostname\IP “ of the target machine

Make sure the target host is reachable.

Note: Make sure the target “HostName\IP” you are trying to use is added into your network address translation(NAT) gateway.

If reachable and still you face the above error, then proceed with the following verification:

Case 1: Make sure your firewall does not block following remote connections, if so please add the below rule into your Inbound firewall rules in your target machine

   Step 1: Open control panel
Step 2: Navigate to System and Security >Windows Firewall >Advanced Setting
Step 3: In Windows firewall with advanced security, click Inbound rules.
Step 4: Inbound rules > click new rule and proceed to opt for Predefined option
Step 5: In predefined drop-down > select “Remote Service Management “ rule and proceed with the default option to enable it and click finish.


Case 2: Make sure Following services are running in your target machine

   Server Service
Windows Remote Management (WS -management)


For Cause 2: When there is an issue in accessing Windows Management Instrumentation [ WMI ] of your target host

Case 1: Make sure your firewall does not block any Windows Management Instrumentation function, if so please add the below rule into your Inbound firewall rules in your target machine

  Step 1: Open control panel
Step 2: Navigate to System and Security >Windows Firewall >Advanced Setting
Step 3: In Windows firewall with advanced security, click Inbound rules.
Step 4: Inbound rules > click new rule and proceed to opt for Predefined option
Step 5: In predefined drop-down > select “Windows Management Instrumentation“ rule and proceed with the default option to enable it and click finish.


Case 2: Make sure Following services are running in your target machine

   Window Management Instrumentation


Confirmation test:

When Above mentioned solutions are verified, perform a pre-test using WBEM utility.

Step 1: Open “wbemtest” in your server/client machine

Step 2: In the namespace text box provide Target hostname\IP : \IP\root\cimv2

Example: \192.168.100.100\root\cimv2

Step 3: Provide the username and password and click on connect

Note: Target machine you are trying to push is a local machine then do not provide any username and password, just proceed to connect

Step 4: In case of error, then recheck the solution again and wait until the wbem test becomes successful.

Once successful, please proceed to add the desired Host.

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