Logging into my dev environment today I had an issue where I couldn’t start VM’s. This was happening across clusters and different hosts.
To get the VM’s up you can log into the ESXi host using the Vsphere client.
The issue is the workflow service either hung up or stopped in the VCenter server. In order to fix the workflow service, you will need to check the status and take the proper measures. Take a look below.
- Check the status with the command below. you will get an output similar to below. INFO:root: is the line where the service
service-control –status vmware-vpx-workflow
2. Once the status is found use one of the two commands to either start or stop the service.
service-control –stop vmware-vpx-workflow
service-control –start vmware–vpx-workflow
3. Try to power on a VM now and see if the results worked!
There’s no current KB article from VMware on this. But plenty of resources on the topic.