foxy1977
Contributor
Contributor

Error restarting host management service and 'another task already in progress'

Hi there,

I am having a problem restarting the management service on a host. I have logged onto the host using SSH. Logged in as my normal user and switched to root user. I then typed:

service mgmt-vmware stop

I then get the error message:

bash: service: command not found

Anyone any ideas? I am running esx 4.0.0 236512. I have a VM that has stopped responding after what looks like a snapshot problem running a backup into the vmware data recovery appliance. I am unable to power off or reset the VM (or do anything with it!!!) as it says 'another task already in progress'

I have put a ticket into VMware and despite it being a priority 2 call i havent had a call back. I think the management service restart will cure it but just can't get it to restart.

Thanks in advance

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mlubinski
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are you typing this as root? Also you can try /etc/init.d/mgmt-vmware restart

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foxy1977
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Hi there

Yes I am running as root user.

I have just tried that command and it worked a treat. Thanks for your help

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AndreTheGiant
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Have you switched to root with su and not with "su -"...

Right?

In this case you haven't in your PATH the /sbin and similar directory.

Andre

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