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Could  Not Connect To ESXI 5.1 Host,  But Guest VM In This Host Is Ok.

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Hello

We have a ESXI host with version 5.1, today with no reason i lost connectivity to this host in management ip address "same as guests network", i can ping host ip and all vms guests is ok and running.

This server is Dell r720, i connect in console and press F2 "to view logs" after i type user and password and press enter the screen return to initial info "ip / press f2 etc".
I try to connect to shell "alt + f1" but shell not accept any command" i type and not happen, if i type alt + f2 screen return do info.

I can telnet 902 port, but i need directions to act in this situation.

Thanks.

Eduard
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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0. Can you connect via Client, or vCenter Server via Client ?

1. Can you SSH to the server ?

2. Can you access the console ?

3. Can you restart network management agents ?

otherwise you will have to login to all the Guest VMs (remotely) e.g. RDP if Windows, SSH if Linux - shutdown all VMs manually.

Restart the Host.

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Hello Andrew

0. Can you connect via Client, or vCenter Server via Client ?
- No, after couple minutes i receive error "take too Long....."
1. Can you SSH to the server ?
- No, i cannot previosly enable ssh, is there any way to enable it?
2. Can you access the console ?
- Yes, but this cannot accept any input from keyboard "but accept switch to alt+f1 or alt+f2".
3. Can you restart network management agents ?
- I can´t because the reason in number 2.

otherwise you will have to login to all the Guest VMs (remotely) e.g. RDP if Windows, SSH if Linux - shutdown all VMs manually.

Restart the Host.
VMware and Virtualization Consultant
Fellow 2018
Expert of the Year 2017
Commented:
otherwise you will have to login to all the Guest VMs (remotely) e.g. RDP if Windows, SSH if Linux - shutdown all VMs manually.

Restart the Host.