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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If you have several VMs in your VMware inventory that are shown as either inaccessible or invalid, you can actually reload the configuration without the need to shutdown the VM or put the host in maintenance mode. This is done via the reload method on the Virtual Machine View object in PowerCLI. The result is […]