plaurent49
Contributor
Contributor

Who schedule shutdown with maintenance_mode on ESX each Week-end ?

Hi,

Is it recommanded to schedule this 2 operations each week end on ESX servers :

1) Enter in maintenance mode an esx, VM are relocated on other ESX.

2) Shutdown -r on the ESX

On most systems, it is recommanded to do that ( to free memory, etc ... ).

Is it recommanded to do that on ESX Vmware ?

Who as already do that with scripts or other program ?

How to do that ? ( my site as VC, 12 ESX ).

Thanks for advices, ideas.

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virtualdud3
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Expert

I think you have been using too many Windows boxes!!! Smiley Happy

It is unnecessary to reboot ESX hosts on a regular basis; the only time I reboot hosts is when I apply an ESX update that requires doing so.



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petedr
Virtuoso
Virtuoso

I would agree, we never reboot our est hosts unless as said required by an update or if required in our data center ( maybe a scheduled power outage or something like that ).

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