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February 5, 2010  6:36 AM

ESX Host and SSH Commands Unresponsive



Posted by: Nathan Simon
console commands not returning anything, ESX 3.5, ESX Host, kill -9, ps -ef | grep vmware-hostd, putty command stalling, service mgmt-vmware restart, service vmware-vpxa restart, SSH, unresponsive, Vmware-cmd -l

Just had this issue with a college, one of our ESX hosts was unresponsive, ie if you typed in a command to list Virtual Machines; vmware-cmd -l nothing would show up, like it was hung. Here is what you need to do... ps -ef | grep vmware-hostd You should see something...

December 8, 2009  1:51 AM

vSphere 4.0 Update 1



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ESX, ESX Host, Host Update Ulitily, Maintenance Mode, update fails, vsphere, vSphere 4 Update 1

Okay so vSphere 4 Update one was released late last month, and some people went ahead and downloaded the ISO not knowing that vSphere Host Update Utility would fail to recognize the ISO as useful media. The simple answer is to update the vSphere Host Update Utility to its current version. Once that...


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