After a recent outage a customer was unable to bring their VCSA back online. A quick investigation showed that while the VCSA was powered on after the host failure, the virtual NIC was disconnected. The customer simply logged into the host and edited the settings for the NIC to get things back online: Not quite. […]
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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.