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Disconnected VM machines

In VSphere Virtual center  I can see some VM Machines, they show in the summary tab as powered on with OS information , but in the left pane they show disconnected. I can ping them successfully but I cannot console to them. The VM tools show OK.

Anyone has an idea what s wrong with those VMs?

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Login to the ESX host console, and Restart Network Management agent, it looks like the Management Agents has stopped working (normal issue).

This will not affect the powered on VMs.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
just also do a sanity check, and check the datastores are presented to the ESX host. But as the VMs are running you can ping, can you also RDP to them?

the VMs should be running okay, it's just Management Agent on the host server has stopped, this can happen occasionally.
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Danny McDanielClinical Systems AnalystCommented:
If you go into Hosts and Clusters view, you see that a host is disconnected, right?
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
do you mean to use the service console on the host to restart Network Management agent?
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Danny McDanielClinical Systems AnalystCommented:
restart the service console on the host.  if it's ESXi you can just select the option on the console or if it's ESX, run the command 'server mgmt-vmware restart'
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
it came back up by itself.
Thanks guys
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