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well i put the host on maintenance mode. it went well. i installed the drivers . drivers were installed correctly. it was successful and host requested a reboot. since i rebooted it. it shows not responding. i did same with other hosts also all came up with 20 min its been 40 min over but it is not coming up.
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Restart the host again, check the console does it fail to start, or show the final DCUI sequence ?

what drivers were installed?

are these drivers compatible with the host server, correct firmware on the host ?

are the drivers certified for use with the Host OS and supported ?

If not successful, you could always try recovery mode at startup
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by:shubhank saxena
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i was installing the async drivers for vsan. the host went to maintenance well. but once i installed drivers successfully it asked for a reboot. then it hungs up. Drivers were suggested by vmware support.

thank you so much your suggested solution worked perfectly.  i manually restarted the host and no vms went down as host was still in maintenance mode(ensure accessibility). Everything is working well. thank you again. i am still in learning phase new to vmware technologies.
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