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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Restart management Agents

ESXi Management agent can be restarted in couple of ways 


  • Connect to ESXi Host 
  • Press F2 , provide the credentials ( Login using root)
  • Go to Trouble shooting , Navigate to Restart ,Management Agents

Local Console or ssh 

Method 1 : No Down time to VMs

  • /sbin/ restart

will restart all the management agents, hostd, ntpd, sfcbd, slpd, wsman, vodb

Method 2 :

Run following commands,

  • /etc/init.d/hostd restart
  • /etc/init.d/vpxa restart

Method 3 : 

  • service mgmt-vmware restart
  • service vmware-vpxa rest

If Automatic Startup/shutdown is enabled on VMs , virtual machine may restart.

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