Vijesh007
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call "ServiceInstance.RetrieveContent" for object "ServiceInstance" on Server "X.X.X.X" failed.

Hi all,

We have 4 ESXI servers/hosts each managed individually through VMware Vsphere client. I can successfully log into 3 of my hosts through Vsphere client, but cannot connect to one of the host and getting the error call "ServiceInstance.RetrieveContent" for object "ServiceInstance" on Server "X.X.X.X" failed. I can manage to ping the IP of that host, but cannot login through vpshere client.

Please Help.

Thanks in advance.

Vijesh

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GayathriS
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Have you tried to restart management agent of the host , if not please try and check if you are able to connect to host directly .

Please mark this as correct if this answers and helps you .

regards

Gayathri

Vijesh007
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Hi Gayatri,

Thanks for the reply,

I am kind of new to vmware, how to restart management agent? is it through SSH(putty) ? I am able to take putty session of that host. esxcli command works on it. But when i try any vmware commands  it doesnt work. It works on other hosts but not this host.

These hosts are managed using VRTX chassis management controller. should i restart from there??

Thanks,

Vijesh

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GayathriS
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Below KB helps you with steps in restarting esxi , keep this handy :
VMware Knowledge Base

Please mark this as correct if this answers and helps you .

regards

Gayathri