Solved

Virtual Centre server fails to contact self

Posted on 2009-04-08
4
585 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
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
0
Comment
Question by:jrb139
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
4 Comments
 
LVL 22

Accepted Solution

by:
65td earned 200 total points
ID: 24095392
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.
0
 
LVL 42

Assisted Solution

by:paulsolov
paulsolov earned 200 total points
ID: 24095746
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
0
 
LVL 7

Assisted Solution

by:kumarnirmal
kumarnirmal earned 100 total points
ID: 24103362
I suggest that you check for any network disconnections between your VC Server and DB Server if they are in different Servers.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:jrb139
ID: 31567915
Your right this was all caused by the DB being unavailable.
Thanks
Jo
0

Featured Post

Simplifying Server Workload Migrations

This use case outlines the migration challenges that organizations face and how the Acronis AnyData Engine supports physical-to-physical (P2P), physical-to-virtual (P2V), virtual to physical (V2P), and cross-virtual (V2V) migration scenarios to address these challenges.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Last article we focus in how to VMware: How to create and use VMs TAGs – Part 1 so before follow this article and perform the next tasks, you should read the first article how to create the TAG before using them in Veeam Backup Jobs.
Veeam Backup & Replication has added a new integration – Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365.  In this blog, we will discuss how you can benefit from Office 365 email backup with the Veeam’s new product and try to shed some light on the needs and …
Teach the user how to rename, unmount, delete and upgrade VMFS datastores. Open vSphere Web Client: Rename VMFS and NFS datastores: Upgrade VMFS-3 volume to VMFS-5: Unmount VMFS datastore: Delete a VMFS datastore:
Teach the user how to configure vSphere Replication and how to protect and recover VMs Open vSphere Web Client: Verify vsphere Replication is enabled: Enable vSphere Replication for a virtual machine: Verify replicated VM is created: Recover replica…
Suggested Courses

622 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question