The hostd service is the life-blood of your ESXi host. Because hostd is involved in so much of the behind-the-scenes work of ESXi it can be easily affected by changes in storage or network topology. Here is how to recover when hostd is unresponsive.
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After a 6 hour round of maintenance one night, we ended up with a fouled External PSC and vCenter server. VMware wanted us to pull logs from the ailing systems but we had restored from backup leaving the non-functioning VMs in place with a different name. Obvously, we couldn’t boot the VMs in the Production […]