Tuesday, August 6, 2013

vCenter 5.1 service won't stay started

Issue : vCenter service won't stay started. The server logs off after some time of the reboot.
Resolution: checked the ports on vcenter server with netstat -aon | findstr <port number>
 as per vmware kb and symantec i saw that 80, 443, 8443, 9090 are common for both the vCenter server and symantec end point (SEP). uninstalled the SEP and the vCenter stayed on.

note:next time when you are troubleshooting a vcenter server login or startup issue, after verifying whether all the services are starting, go to add/remove programs of control panel, find what are the ports used/required by the non vmware programs installed in the OS, check other services from start>run>service.msc and see whether the ports are in conflict with the required ports for the vcenter server.