DRMIII
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one server hangs at 95%

Apparently someone improperly unplugged our esxi shutdown the server by pulling the power cord.

When I came in this morning I could only get three of the six server to come up.

I then rebooted the esxi server and they all come up except one.  I have tried two more times of

rebooting the server but no change.

I am running esix5. There are 4 SUSE11 servers and two Windows 2008 servers

When powering on through VSphere Client all machines power up except one.

It is a Suse11 server and it hangs at 95%.  I have been frantically searching on the internet how to fix this but can find nothing helpful.

Can someone please help.  This is where our faculty files are stored.


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vmroyale
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Immortal

Check out VMware KB: Troubleshooting a virtual machine that is unable to power on to start troubleshooting this.

Brian Atkinson | vExpert | VMTN Moderator | Author of "VCP5-DCV VMware Certified Professional-Data Center Virtualization on vSphere 5.5 Study Guide: VCP-550" | @vmroyale | http://vmroyale.com
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admin
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I have come across the same problem, and this is what I did.

1.  run the command services.sh and restart the Management agents on host.

2 . List the inventory ID of the virtual machine with the command


vim-cmd vmsvc/getallvms |grep <vm name>


3.Check the power state of the virtual machine with the command


vim-cmd vmsvc/power.getstate <vmid>



4. Power-on the virtual machine with the command:


vim-cmd vmsvc/power.on <vmid>


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Gortee
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Hot Shot

Since it's a guest issue you will have to troubleshoot the issue.  I would go into Linux recovery (with Linux CD) and look at the boot logs for any issues.  Normally when we have a unclean start up it's a file system that needs a fsck.  It can also be a driver or network nic no longer configured correctly... I bet my money on the fsck but the logs should help you diagnose.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Joseph Griffiths http://blog.jgriffiths.org @Gortees VCDX-DCV #143
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misterandres
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Years later,  your post saved my day. Thank you very much!

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