You can restart a vSAN cluster that is shut down for maintenance or troubleshooting.


  1. Power on the cluster hosts.
    If the vCenter Server is hosted on the vSAN cluster, wait for vCenter Server to restart.
  2. Right-click the vSAN cluster in the vSphere Client, and select menu Restart cluster.
    You also can click Restart Cluster on the vSAN Services page.
  3. On the Restart Cluster dialog, click Restart.
    The vSAN Services page changes to display information about the restart process.
  4. After the cluster has restarted, check the vSAN health service and resolve any outstanding issues.