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Upgraded from ESX 5.1 to 5.5, now I cant connect to it

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Hi.

 

I have just upgraded my ESXi 5.1 standalone to ESXi 5.5 with help from this link:

http://www.v-front.de/2013/09/how-to-update-your-standalone-host-to.html

 

Now I cant access the ESXi on the HTTPS site and though the VSphere Client.

I can still connect to SSH and see the datastores.

 

What do i do?

Thanks.


Regards Nicolai Pedersen
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Question by:KortermannIT
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So you cannot connect via vSphere Client?

Did you try restarting the server?

Can you connect via Port 80 and 443?

e.g. telnet <ip addres> 80 or telnet <ip addres> 443
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from esxupdate.log
2013-12-04T15:33:40Z esxupdate: downloader: DEBUG: Downloading from https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/esx/vmw/vib20/misc-drivers/VMware_bootban
2013-12-04T15:33:40Z esxupdate: HostImage: INFO: Attempting to download VIB ipmi-ipmi-si-drv
2013-12-04T15:33:40Z esxupdate: downloader: DEBUG: Downloading from https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/esx/vmw/vib20/ipmi-ipmi-si-drv/VMware_boo
2013-12-04T15:33:40Z esxupdate: HostImage: INFO: Attempting to download VIB sata-sata-nv
2013-12-04T15:33:40Z esxupdate: downloader: DEBUG: Downloading from https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/esx/vmw/vib20/sata-sata-nv/VMware_bootban
2013-12-04T15:33:41Z esxupdate: HostImage: INFO: Attempting to download VIB ehci-ehci-hcd
2013-12-04T15:33:41Z esxupdate: downloader: DEBUG: Downloading from https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/esx/vmw/vib20/ehci-ehci-hcd/VMware_bootba
2013-12-04T15:33:41Z esxupdate: HostImage: INFO: Attempting to download VIB esx-dvfilter-generic-fastpath
2013-12-04T15:33:41Z esxupdate: downloader: DEBUG: Downloading from https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/esx/vmw/vib20/esx-dvfilter-generic-fastpa
2013-12-04T15:33:41Z esxupdate: HostImage: INFO: Attempting to download VIB sata-sata-sil
2013-12-04T15:33:41Z esxupdate: downloader: DEBUG: Downloading from https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/esx/vmw/vib20/sata-sata-sil/VMware_bootba
2013-12-04T15:33:41Z esxupdate: HostImage: INFO: Attempting to download VIB net-mlx4-en
2013-12-04T15:33:41Z esxupdate: downloader: DEBUG: Downloading from https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/esx/vmw/vib20/net-mlx4-en/VMware_bootbank
2013-12-04T15:33:42Z esxupdate: LockerInstaller: DEBUG: Removing files from productLocker for VIB VMware_locker_tools-light_5.1.0-0.0.799733
2013-12-04T15:33:42Z esxupdate: HostImage: DEBUG:  --- Stage: LockerInstaller adding [VMware_locker_tools-light_5.5.0-0.0.1331820], removing [VMware_locker_tools-light_
2013-12-04T15:33:42Z esxupdate: HostImage: INFO: Attempting to download VIB tools-light
2013-12-04T15:33:42Z esxupdate: downloader: DEBUG: Downloading from https://hostupdate.vmware.com/software/VUM/PRODUCTION/main/esx/vmw/vib20/tools-light/VMware_locker_t
2013-12-04T15:34:11Z esxupdate: vmware.runcommand: INFO: runcommand called with: args = '/sbin/backup.sh 0 /altbootbank', outfile = 'None', returnoutput = 'True', timeo
2013-12-04T15:34:12Z esxupdate: BootBankInstaller.pyc: INFO: boot config of '/altbootbank' is being updated, 2
2013-12-04T15:34:12Z esxupdate: HostImage: DEBUG: Host is remediated by installer: locker, boot
2013-12-04T15:34:12Z esxupdate: Transaction: DEBUG: Finished self._installVibs
2013-12-04T15:34:12Z esxupdate: Transaction: DEBUG: Finished SendVob
2013-12-04T15:34:12Z esxupdate: root: DEBUG: Finished execution of command = profile.update
2013-12-04T15:34:12Z esxupdate: root: DEBUG: Completed esxcli output, going to exit esxcli-software
2013-12-04T15:39:11Z esxupdate: root: INFO: Command = profile.setacceptance
2013-12-04T15:39:11Z esxupdate: root: INFO: Options = {}
2013-12-04T15:39:11Z esxupdate: BootBankInstaller.pyc: INFO: Unrecognized value "title=Loading VMware ESXi" in boot.cfg
2013-12-04T15:39:11Z esxupdate: vmware.runcommand: INFO: runcommand called with: args = '['/sbin/bootOption', '-rp']', outfile = 'None', returnoutput = 'True', timeout
2013-12-04T15:39:11Z esxupdate: vmware.runcommand: INFO: runcommand called with: args = '['/sbin/bootOption', '-ro']', outfile = 'None', returnoutput = 'True', timeout
2013-12-04T15:39:11Z esxupdate: imageprofile: INFO: Adding VIB VMware_locker_tools-light_5.5.0-0.0.1331820 to ImageProfile (Updated) ESXi-Customizer
2013-12-04T15:39:11Z esxupdate: vmware.runcommand: INFO: runcommand called with: args = '['/sbin/esxcfg-advcfg', '-U', 'host-acceptance-level', '-G']', outfile = 'None'
2013-12-04T15:39:11Z esxupdate: root: DEBUG: Finished execution of command = profile.setacceptance
2013-12-04T15:39:11Z esxupdate: root: DEBUG: Completed esxcli output, going to exit esxcli-softwareinternal
2013-12-04T16:34:55Z esxupdate: root: INFO: Command = profile.setacceptance
2013-12-04T16:34:55Z esxupdate: root: INFO: Options = {}
2013-12-04T16:34:55Z esxupdate: BootBankInstaller.pyc: INFO: Unrecognized value "title=Loading VMware ESXi" in boot.cfg
2013-12-04T16:34:55Z esxupdate: vmware.runcommand: INFO: runcommand called with: args = '['/sbin/bootOption', '-rp']', outfile = 'None', returnoutput = 'True', timeout
2013-12-04T16:34:55Z esxupdate: vmware.runcommand: INFO: runcommand called with: args = '['/sbin/bootOption', '-ro']', outfile = 'None', returnoutput = 'True', timeout
2013-12-04T16:34:55Z esxupdate: imageprofile: INFO: Adding VIB VMware_locker_tools-light_5.5.0-0.0.1331820 to ImageProfile (Updated) ESXi-Customizer
2013-12-04T16:34:55Z esxupdate: vmware.runcommand: INFO: runcommand called with: args = '['/sbin/esxcfg-advcfg', '-U', 'host-acceptance-level', '-G']', outfile = 'None'
2013-12-04T16:34:55Z esxupdate: root: DEBUG: Finished execution of command = profile.setacceptance
2013-12-04T16:34:55Z esxupdate: root: DEBUG: Completed esxcli output, going to exit esxcli-softwareinternal
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by:KortermannIT
ID: 39696092
Yes I can connect to it with telnet on 80 and 443.
No can only connect with SSH.

I have tried rebooting.
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failed update, re-install from CDROM ISO.
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by:KortermannIT
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Okay, but what about my virtual machines on the server?
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When you re-install, the installer will detect the existing VMFS partition, where the current VMs are located, and Ask, Do you wish to prese4rve the existing VMFS partition, which you should state - yes!

then after connecting to the ESXi server, browse the datastore, Right Click the Virtual Machine VMX File, and select Register with Inventory.

Done, Power on VM!
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Solved, installed a new raid controller driver for my Adaptec 6803E.
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It was the solution.
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