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I am having trouble with the management agents on my ESXi hosts, as they keep crashing/not responding..

I am suspecting my iSCSI storage, as it works a bit like the wind is blowing - and we have more or less migrated away from it.

So I am looking for a way to disable Software iSCSI from the CLI (I have SSH access to the hosts) to see if that helps.

I get this error when restarting the services:
Not all VMFS volumes were updated; the error encountered was 'Timeout'.
The VMs are still running, so the VMFS volumes it's talking about is the iSCSI ones - which are not in use right now.

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Why not just unmount the iSCSI datastore and detach the iSCSI targets? – joeqwerty Jul 12 '12 at 12:48
Because I have no access to the management services because they won't start properly :) – Frederik Nielsen Jul 12 '12 at 13:27
up vote 4 down vote accepted

The command is:

esxcfg-swiscsi -d

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