Can't see GUI but can ping IP and access Samba

I’m running an ESXi virtual machine that has been running pretty stable. Every once in awhile I would have to restart the VM a couple times when there was a power outage to get the GUI to show up. I just had another power outage, this time I can’t access the GUI anymore.

I’ve recently added duckdns support on my build which is basically the only difference from the last time this occurred. I can ping the internal address, I can SSH (but forgot the password… smh), and I can get into the Home Assistant CLI interface from ESXi.

I’ve followed the step shown in this post. I’m still unable to gain access to the GUI even after deleting the internal_url and external_url lines and doing a restart.

I’m at a loss at this point.