Posted by: Nathan Simon
cannot access console mode, ESX 3.0, ESX 3.5, ESX Host not responding, mgmt-vmware, service, virtual center management, Virtual Center not reporting esx host data
What happens if you esx server stops reporting its memory and cpu usage? What if you cannot connect to any VM’s? I just ran into this issue today. What you need to do is restart the vmware-mgmt service on the ESX Console.
What you will need to do is connect to the ESX Service console via Putty, once there login as a user who has root access, then type su – and hit enter, now put in the root username and password. Once you are connected as the root user, type this in “service mgmt-vmware restart” This will restart the Vmware Virtual Center Management Agent and allow you to gain back control of your ESX Server.