Rebooting ESXI Host in a Stuck State

Sadly had to use this one this morning… fire up SSH and run this command to force a reboot:

reboot -n -f


You’ll lose the SSH connection and the host will reboot




VDP Upgrade Keeps Prompting To Take a Snapshot

In the course of upgrading a client’s Vmware Data Protection appliance today, I ran into an issue of it continuing to say “Create a snapshot first!”

Eventually I found that I had to re-test and re-enter the vcenter credentials into the appliance! After that, the upgrade could commence.