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.