Restart ESXi from remote while having a PSOD

schlimpf asked:

I wondered if it is possible to access some functions of a ESXi Server over the network, while the server has a PSOD.
The Server is running ESXi 5.1.

The server cannot be pinged, but is there some kind of network debug function?

My answer:

You’ll need to use the server’s out of band management interface (IPMI, iDRAC, ILO, etc.) to reboot the server.

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