Esxi Root password lock out/ Determining source of last failed ssh login on Esxi

Generally.  Should the root account be locked out, SSH and UI/client access to the host fails. In order to work this around Bring up a Console session to the Host and enable Esxi Shell (under troubleshooting options) on the console session, press ALT+F1, log in as  root and password: In order to unlock the root […]

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migrate option greyed out for VM’s on the vCenter view

the migrate option is normal grayed out when there is an ongoing task (clone, backup, snapshot take/consolidate/reconfigure etc) running aginst the VM) In certain rare cases, an orphaned DB record could also cause this. From the vCenter server database, Look at the table VPX_DISABLED_METHODS Select * from VPX_DISABLED_METHODS; IF there are no such task’s and should you […]

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