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I have an issue where my VMs do not auto-start after an ESXi reboot. They are all properly configured to auto-start, but after rebooting the ESXi they are still off -- I have to manually go and hit play to start them.

More details: -ESXi 4.1 server is patched with Update 3 (build 800380) -VM is running the latest version of the vmware tools ( build 784891) -VM is set to automatic startup (only 1 vm on server) with a 30 second delay

When the ESXi host is rebooted, the VM does not ever auto start. I got a copy of the log files from the host but I am not quite sure where to look to find out if/why the Vms not starting. Any ideas?

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Did this ever work? There was a period where autostart was broken on ESXi 5.0... – ewwhite Oct 25 '12 at 18:19
Is this server part of an HA cluster? – joeqwerty Oct 25 '12 at 18:58
How long are you waiting for them to autostart? – mrdenny Oct 25 '12 at 19:03
Are the VMs on external storage (SAN or similar)? – Nathan V Dec 1 '12 at 15:43

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