VxRail – How To Restart ‘CLOMD’ vSAN Service

CLOMD (Cluster Level Object Manager Daemon) runs on every ESXi host that makes up a vSAN Cluster, some of the functions CLOMD is responsible for within a vSAN cluster include:

  • Creation of objects
  • Repair of existing objects post failures
  • Rebalancing operations
  • Policy Changes
  • Evacuation of data when a disk is removed from vSAN

To view the clomd status on a given ESXi host via console:

/etc/init.d/clomd status

To restart the clomd service:

/etc/init.d/clomd restart

 

Example health alarm displayed in vCenter when CLOMD is not responding on an ESXi host in a vSAN cluster:

clomd1

Checking status & starting the clomd service:

clomd2

Perform ‘RETEST’:

clomd3

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