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