ESX hung on Vpxa Start

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Hi, i have a DELL T330 server running vmware esx 6.0, recently the motherboard went bad.

It boots up now, but hangs on RUNNING VPXA START

any ideas?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Has the motherboard been replaced then, so this is a new motherboard ?

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Yes.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Rollback to older version if possible otherwise re-install.
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Why?
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Because something has caused to hang, get corrupted or another faulty motherboard.

Is the BIOS settings, Firmware the same on this motherboard ? and different hardware ?

Network Interface connected ?

see here

https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29112393/VMware-ESXi-hangs-on-loading-vpxa-start.html

The DELL engineer should have checked the OS BOOTED!

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So just reinstall the OS and it keeps my vms, didn't think that was possible..
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Yes, see that question.

Providing you do not select YES to OVERWRITE!

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