VMWare 6.0 u3 host, VM Server would start, go into Maint Mode
Have a critical Win 2016 Server VM that will not start. Others on this host were running OK. It got to 35%, then seems to just stop. Shut down VMs and tried to go into Maint mode. This failed as well. Finally just rebooted the host and tied again. There was again a problem with this one VM. After waiting nearly 30-40 minutes the VM creeped up to 40%, then 70% and finally came up. After dealing with the usual Win2016 Update delays / problem (another hour), the server VM seems to be OK.
I am concerned about how and why this happened. Cannot find any obvious indicators or errors in the events or VMWare monitoring. Also the iDRAC on the DELL shows no clear hardware issues.
How best to troubleshoot?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)