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:
Check if LACP is enabled on DVS for version 5.x and above. For more information, see vSphere 5.0 Networking Guide.
If LACP is not configured, the services.sh script can be safely executed.
If LACP is enabled and configured, do not restart management services using services.sh script instead restart independent services using /etc/init.d/module restart command.
If the issue is not resolved, and you have to restart all the services that are a part of the services.sh script, take a downtime before proceeding to the script.
Note: For more information about restarting the management service on an ESXi host, see Service mgmt-vmware restart may not restart hostd in ESX/ESXi (1005566).