For some people, they have found that their virtual machines aren’t starting up with the host, leaving their virtual machines off until manually logging into the host and forcing a start.
After some research I found that VMs not auto-staring with the host is a bug in the following host software:
- VMware ESXi 5.0 Update 1
- Use vSphere to put the host into Maintenance Mode
- Use SSH to connect to the server. Login as root.
- Use the following command to install the patch
esxcli software vib install -d /vmfs/volumes/[DATASTORE]/[PATCH_FILE].zip
- The installation should complete without error. Reboot host server using vSphere client.