The operation is not allowed in the current connection state of host “VSphere Error”

I am working on my cloud lab. yesterday due to some power issue I shut down my server. Today when I am trying to start my lab. Some of the VMs did not start and giving me following error.

Problem

“The operation is not allowed in the current connection state of host”.

I did some research from Google and got following resolution.

Resolution

To resolve this issue, perform these steps, verifying if the issue is resolved after each step:

Step 1:

Go to the vCenter Machine -> Right Click on “VMWare Virtual Center Server” Service and choose restart. Wait for a while to change his status into started as shown below.

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Power on the VM and check if its power up.  If problem still presist then move towards the next step other wise skip it.

Step 2:

Go to the ESXi server DCUI console where VM is hosted or running.  Press “F2” then enter the “Root” Credentials.

In main screen select “Restart Management Network” -> Press “Enter”

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To confirm your action. Press”F11”.  Wait for acknowledgment.

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Power on the VM and check if its power up. If problem still presist then move towards the next step other wise skip it.

Step 3:

Right Click on the Host where VM is running and Click “Disconnect” as shown below.

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After disconnection “reconnect” you ESXi host again and see you “Recent Tasks”. Your action should be completed without any error as show below

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Power on the VM. problem should be resolved now.

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