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VMware 5 and ESX Shutdown Steps

Posted on 2014-01-06
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I have a failing blade running VMware 5 that is in maintenance mode.  All VM's have been motioned off to another host.  What is the best method to shut the bad host down?  Do I take it out of maintenance mode then right-click and Shut Down while I work on replacing the bad part?
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Keep in Maintance Mode, until the Host is out of Maintenance Mode.

So, now it's in Maintenance Mode, Right Click Host - Shutdown.

Fix Server, Restart Server, Right Click Host - Exit Maintenance Mode.

otherwise, the Host will take part in VMware HA, VMware DRS, vMotions etc. When it's in Maintenance Mode it's excluded, and will not power on VMs, of take part in cluster.
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