vSPhere Client cannot connect to vcenter after power cut
Posted on 2014-04-24
In my office, we have a git repository on a vmware virtual machine hosted on an ESXi 4 virtual server. This virtual server is on a dedicated machine.
Normally the git machine is administered via vSphere client.
After a power cut the other day i can no longer access the virtual machine via vSphere and the git repo is unavailable to me.
When i try to ping the git vm my router replies that the host is unreachable. I can ping the ESXi vserver on which the git vm resides.
I have restarted both the management and network agents on the ESXi.
I can putty into the ESXi.
From what i've researched it seems that my vcenter service ("vmware-vpxa" )isn't running. However i can't see such a service, running or not, on my ESXi. I've looked in /etc/init.d but it's not there. In /etc/vmware/service/service.xml "vmware-vpxa" is mentioned:
<!-- Known & blessed services -->
I suspect that the solution is incredibly simple but I'm out of ideas.
Can anyone help, please?