Troubleshooting on unresponsive VMWare ESXi management console

  1. All VMs are running fine.
  2. Cannot connect to management console via vSphere client (simply timout).  Or you may get an 503 error (Service Unavailable) when trying to login.
  1. VMWare management service failure
  1. Your SSH interface must be enabled.
  2. SSH to your ESXi server
  3. Restart the management service at command prompt
    1. For ESX: service mgmt-vmware restart
    2. For ESXi: /sbin/ restart 
    3. For ESXi 5.5: /etc/init.d/hostd restart && /etc/init.d/vpxa restart


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