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.
Thanks in advance!