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What's the list of commands that works on the VM console for troubleshooting ?

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VMWare console as in when you have Loged in to a shell?Trouble shooting what?

Thats a bit like asking whats the commands for troubleshooting a problem with windows?

A little bit vague really.
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In case we can't connect to VMware host with VMware Sphere client and we can only access the console. What's command can we use to check the server status, VM guest status, ...

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"Restart Network Management Agents " - what command so I need to initialize

How to restart the VM host on the Console ?

And it takes > 20min for me to connect with VM client. How can I see whether what is going on in the VM console ?

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Restart Network Management Agents is a menu item on the menu on the console.

or if you wish to restart at the command line services.sh restart.

restarting Guest from the console, you cannot restart you have to kill, with the kill command.

after finding the process id using ps

not sure, it's an issue with the host but all the logs are stored in /var/log
As stated, the VM Console on the host is NOT for VM Management at all. If it is taking >20 mins to connect to host with vsphere client I would start by looking at your network maybe?

Are you connecting on the local LAN or accross a WAN?

What spec is the server?
How many VM's are running on it?
Some details please.
i have had this exact same problem before (unable to connect to the esx server using the vsphere client) and it was because the ports required to access the esx server via the vsphere client had not been opened on our (internal) firewall.

make sure (if there is a firewall between your client machine and the esx server) that the following ports are open (to allow vsphere client to connect to the esx server):

443 TCP
902 TCP

nb: these ports must be opened in BOTH directions
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The machine is DL380G6 2 x Xeon X5560 2.8Ghz holding 6 VM guest. The VM host is crashed few days ago and we need to reboot it. It took > 20min before we could connect to the server again.

There was a message keep prompting on the console but I hadn't written it down due to urgency. Is it possible to retrieve this type of messsage ? Any better suggestion to cope with this type of problem next time is appreciate.

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BTW, when we reboot, the network card change to half duplex and we need to change it back to full duplex again. Is that normal ?

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your original question was:-

What's the list of commands that works on the VM console for troubleshooting ?

your question is now moving off topic, onto issues with your server.

I think Experts have Answered this original Question asked, if you have found the Answers helpful, please assign points. Please post a new question relating to your server issues and myself or other Experts will be glad to assist.
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