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Mar 4 2009   7:46PM GMT

ESX Server not responding

Nathan Simon Nathan Simon Profile: Nathan Simon

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.


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