I have two ESX hosts and virtual centre. Both hosts stopped responding to virtual centre. After a cold restart of one its back. I dont want to do the same on the other one but cant stop the VMs and cant restart remotely
installed RCLI appliance but cant see how to send a remote restart while the VMs are still running
Can connect to the server direct using VI client but none of the VMS will shutdown
How can i do forced shutddowns of VM from the RCLI appliance and then do a restart of the server.
If you are referring to the VIMA appliance, then search for "vmcontrol.pl" script which allows to perform remote power operations.
C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware VI Remote CLI\Perl\apps\vm>vmcontrol.pl --server <esx_server_name> --username <username> --vmname <vm_name> --operation poweroff
does attempting to cycle the VM from VIC produce any sort of error?
Trying to recycle in the VI client just times out. Virtualcentre shows the host as disconnected and all the VMs as unaccesible.
If I connect direct to the host the Vms dont show inaccesible butt i can get to the console on them and if i try and stop them the VI clientt times out
ive tried running some of the scripts in the RCLI. It takes a while to get the command right as it connect to VC by default and when I have got them to run some of them time out and som take ages
gettng close to the point of pushing the button
I new I should have enabled SSH and got a DRAC card
Any tips on whic logs to look at. [
Moved to ESXi forum.
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These scripts can connect to directly to the host and perform the operations.