VMWare 6.5 – Maintenance Mode – Timed Out

In my vmware lab server, I tried to enter maintenance mode and it timed out over, and over again.  The resolution turned out to be restarting some services on the host by connecting to the host via SSH.

The following two posts got me going in the right direction:

Restarting the Management agents in ESXi (1003490)

Quick Tip:ESXi Entering Maintenance Times Out

The two commands that seemed to do the trick were:

/etc/init.d/hostd restart

/etc/init.d/vpxa restart

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