Restarting the Management agents on ESX Server 3.x
- Login to the ESX host using SSH (or from COS)
- Type service mgmt-vmware restart.
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)
- Type service vmware-vpxa restart.
- Exit the SSH session or logout of COS