How to restart mgmt-vmware on a VMware ESX 3.x:
SSH to the Vmware ESX
service mgmt-vmware restart
or /sbin/service mgmt-vmware restart
This would be the solution if you can’t connect to the box using VMware Infrastructure Client, like if you get an error saying:
VMware Infrastructure Client could not establish the initial connection with the server ““.
Details: The server took too long to respond.