Leatherware
Contributor
Contributor

VM is not Starting

Hi Team,

I'm facing and error during start VM in ESXi 5.5.
Attached a screenshot.

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continuum
Immortal
Immortal

Hi

we need more details.

Please attach the latest vmware.log of the VM to your next post and provide some background information.

Do you need support with a recovery problem ? - send a message via skype "sanbarrow"
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hcimarkus
Contributor
Contributor

hi,

if you are using vcenter Server - try to start directly from esxi

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NathanosBlightc
Commander
Commander

Hi,

See the vmware.log file in the considered VM's directory ( /vmfs/volumes/datastore/vm/...) after trying to start the VM and check the related events.

We need to have more details about your problem

Please mark my comment as the Correct Answer if this solution resolved your problem
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hcimarkus
Contributor
Contributor

It could be a problem with your vCenter Server - I would try to start the VM on the host directly and check the vCenter Serer (diskusage, DBs, etc)

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Lalegre
Commander
Commander

Try to login to the ESXi using SSH and put the next commands:

  1. vim-cmd vmsvc/getallvms (record the VM ID that is failing)
  2. vim-cmd vmsvc/power.on VM_ID

Let us know the results.

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SrVMoussa
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Go to your proxy VM if you have one and release the VMDK files that correspond to the VM in question or Go  to the VM directory and hit this command:- lsof | grep -i <VM-name>

Regards,
Khalid Moussa
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MarcosBP
Contributor
Contributor

Have a look if you have enough space in the datastore where the VM is stored. When you power on a VM it need free space to create the swap file. If your datastore is full it will not power on.

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RajeevVCP4
Expert
Expert

remove vm from inventory and re-register on other host then power on

Rajeev Chauhan
VCIX-DCV6.5/VSAN/VXRAIL
Please mark help full or correct if my answer is use full for you
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