Restarting the Management agents on ESX Server 3.x

  1. Login to the ESX host using SSH (or from COS)
  2. Type service mgmt-vmware restart.
    CAUTION
    Before restarting the Management Agent make sure that Automatic Startup/Shutdown is Disabled
    For more info see
    Restarting hostd (mgmt-vmware) on ESX Server Hosts Restarts Hosted Virtual Machines Where Virtual Machine Startup/Shutdown is Enabled (1003312)
  3. Type service vmware-vpxa restart.
  4. Exit the SSH session or logout of COS