When attempting to have a host enter maintenance mode recently I got a time out error.


Fortunately after a little googling I found a KB here

The only thing I needed to do is restart the management services on the host.

Once I SSHed into the host it is a simple command

“services.sh restart”

After it went through all its processes then I could put the host into maintenance mode.

For more info check out

Restarting the Management agents on an ESXi or ESX host


ESX host stuck “in progress” when entering maintenance mode

Have a Great Weekend

1 Comment

G · May 5, 2020 at 2:09 pm

Thank you so much for this article

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