I have a LAB ISE deployment which consists of 1 PAN, 1 MNT and 1 PSN nodes. My admin node is currently down with .vmx file deleted accidently from the data store. I still hold the .vmdk data file. The admin node is currently deleted.
Any ideas on how I can recover the admin node with configurations on it? or Is there a way to push either my MNT or PSN node to PAN node and still hold the previous configuration.
Since you still have the VMDK though you should be able to restore this node on the VMware side. If the guide above doesn't work then you can also try rebuild the VM as a new VM in vcenter/vsphere the same as you had it before it was deleted. Then map the original vmdk as the only hard drive, boot from it. You could also deploy the ISE OVA again, delete and replace the vmdk/hdd with your original pan node vmdk. Start with the VMware KB above.