Restarting the Management agents on an ESX or ESXi Server


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To restart the management agents on ESX host:
 
1 – Log in to your ESX host as root from either an SSH session or directly from the console.
 
2 – Type service mgmt-vmware restart.
Caution: Ensure Automatic Startup/Shutdown of virtual machines is disabled before running this command or you risk rebooting the virtual machines. For more information, see Restarting hostd (mgmt-vmware) on ESX Server Hosts Restarts Hosted Virtual Machines Where Virtual Machine Startup/Shutdown is Enabled (1003312) and Determining whether virtual machines are configured to autostart (1000163).
 
3 – Press Enter.
4 – Type service vmware-vpxa restart.
5 – Press Enter.
6 – Type logout and press Enter to disconnect from the ESX host.
 
 
If this process is successful, it appears as:
 
[root@server]# service mgmt-vmware restart
Stopping VMware ESX Server Management services:
VMware ESX Server Host Agent Watchdog [ OK ]
VMware ESX Server Host Agent [ OK ]
Starting VMware ESX Server Management services:
VMware ESX Server Host Agent (background) [ OK ]
Availability report startup (background) [ OK ]
[root@server]# service vmware-vpxa restart
Stopping vmware-vpxa: [ OK ]
Starting vmware-vpxa: [ OK ]
[root@server]#