DanAndryszak
Contributor
Contributor

ESX host "stuck" in maintenance mode

I have a host that is part of a 8 host HA cluster.

Running ESX 3.0.2 Build 61618

/etc/hosts has names and addresses for all 8 hosts

I placed the host in maintenance mode and upon reboot - the option to remove from maintenance mode is not available.

Rebooted again - same issue.

Removed the host from the cluster and made a standalone - same issue.

Any assistance would be great.

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kukacz
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I haven't met this problem yet, but first I would perhaps look into the logs (/var/log/vmkernel) for possible errors, or try the following command in console as other way how to exit from maintenance:

vimsh -n -e /hostsvc/maintenance_mode_exit

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Lukas Kubin

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kukacz
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Maybe one more console command to check the host really is in maintenance mode:

vimsh -n -e hostsvc/runtimeinfo | grep inMaintenanceMode

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Lukas Kubin

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