Bounce ESXi mgmt services via the CLI
expert@ - Thursday, 9 October 2014 02:13
From the Local Console or SSH:
Log in to SSH or Local console as root.
Run these commands:
Note: In ESXi 4.x, run this command to restart the vpxa agent:
service vmware-vpxa restart
To reset the management network on a specific VMkernel interface, by default vmk0, run the command:
esxcli network ip interface set -e false -i vmk0; esxcli network ip interface set -e true -i vmk0
Note: Using a semicolon (;) between the two commands ensures the VMkernel interface is disabled and then re-enabled in succession. If the management interface is not running on vmk0, change the above command according to the VMkernel interface used.
To restart all management agents on the host, run the command: