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VMWare VirtualCenter shows my ESX host as "Not Responding" until I reboot the VirtualCenter server - Why?

Hello -

I'm having a recurring problem with my VirtualCenter server in my ESX environment.  I'm running ESX version 2.5.4 and VirtualCenter 2.

Every couple of hours, my Virtual Infrastructure Client shows my ESX server as "Not Responding" and all my VM's show as "Disconnected".  However, the Virtual Machines are still running properly.

If I restart the "VMWare VirtualCenter Server" service, the "Not Responding" problem goes away and all my VM's appear active again.  However, I cannot pull up the consoles for those machines in either the "tab" or in a separate console window.

The only way I've found to restore complete functionality in the Virtual Infrastructure Client is to reboot the VirtualCenter server in its entirety.  I am not aware of anything that has changed in my environment.

Ideas?

Thanks in advance!
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amendala
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65tdCommented:
Where is the database located, on the VC server?
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amendalaAuthor Commented:
The database is located on the VC server, yes.  I have since solved the problem.  Apparently the machine rebooted entirely one evening and as a result, some of one of the volumes got corrupted and was causing havoc.  Upon repairing the corrupt volume, VirtualCenter no longer disconnects from ESX.
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Vee_ModCommented:
Closed, 500 points refunded.
Vee_Mod
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What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

 
mmahelpdeskCommented:
It appears that this is happening to us as well. Can anyone explain how to go about "repairing a corrupt volume"?
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Vee_ModCommented:
mmahelpdesk - please do not use closed questions to ask something new.
You can open your own question and then put a hyperlink in this question that points to your new one.
Vee_Mod
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mmahelpdeskCommented:
Vee_Mod for president! Thanks, Willdo.
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