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Tuesday 6 October 2009

Restarting management agents for ESXi from command line

This was a pain, we had three ESXi servers all stop responding at the same time, the console restart didn't work but as SSH was enabled we could run this command to restart the management agents and then VC/VIC would work again.

All this without disrupting running guest machines.

/sbin/services.sh restart


Paulera said...

thank you for sharing.

IT support said...

if a server is still unable to be managed after a service restart you can force a reboot at the console with 'reboot -f'