Verifying that the vCenter Server Agent Service is running on an ESX host
For troubleshooting purposes, it may be necessary to verify if the vCenter Server Agent Service (vmware-vpxa) is running. This article provides you with the steps to check if the Agent Service is running on your ESX host.
To verify if the vCenter Server Agent Service (vmware-vpxa) is running:
Log in to your ESX host as root, from an SSH session or directly from the console of the server.
Type ps -ef | grep vpxa .
Type logout and press Enter to disconnect from the ESX host after you have reviewed the output.
If vmware-vpxa is running, you see output similar to: