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Posted on 2009-04-08
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We have 2 ESX 3.5 hosts managed by a virtual centre server.

After suffering a power failure when we brought up the pc that VCS runs on it reported failing to contact localhost.

The service VMWare VirtualCentre Server hadn't started although set to Automatic. None of its logon credentials had changed. It is set to run as domain\Administrator which has logon as a service rights.

So we reboot the pc and then it works ok, service starts and VCS client functions
Another power failure and we suffer the same problem, 3 more reboots, and service still failing to start, on the 4th, it all works with no mods to the system by us.

Has anyone else suffered this irregularity and have a solution.
Cheers Jo
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Several things need to be checked.
Where is the vCenter DB, local or remote, was it up?
What events are in the system log during the failure to start?

Also would not recommend using a highly privileged account to run any service, especially domain\administrator.
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If you have a power failure and VC comes up before the SQL instance does than you'll have an issue such as this.  If your DB is on a different server check ODBC connectivity
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I suggest that you check for any network disconnections between your VC Server and DB Server if they are in different Servers.
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Your right this was all caused by the DB being unavailable.
Thanks
Jo
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