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Hi Experts,

I don´t know how but now my vcenter is not working anymore.
I cannot login to the vcenter.
I have installed vSphere 5.5 von WIN2012.
The login always fails with : see the picture.

vsphere login fails
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Question by:Eprs_Admin
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
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ID: 39608379
Can you use the vSphere Web Client?

The vSphere Client is old, and no longer really supported, and you cannot edit virtual machines using it (version 10 or later!).
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by:Eprs_Admin
ID: 39608389
I never used this client.
1 hour ago, the normal client was working.
Now not anymore.
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
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I would recommend testing and getting used to using the Web Client, it's supported, and you can do ALL the functions with it, with vCenter Server.

You can no longer do all the functions with vSphere Client - its now limited.
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by:Eprs_Admin
ID: 39608401
ok let me test it now, I have to install it.
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
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In vSphere 5.5, all new vSphere features are available only through the vSphere Web Client. The traditional vSphere Client will continue to operate, supporting the same feature set as vSphere 5.0, but not exposing any of the new features in vSphere 5.5.

VMware vSphere Client 5.5
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by:Eprs_Admin
ID: 39608464
I have installed now the webclient but :

Could not connect to one or more vCenter Server systems:
https://vcenter.domain.local:443/sdk
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by:Eprs_Admin
ID: 39608473
I just changed this and it stopped working:

moved server to another OU
and
installed the classicshell

Can this harm the vcenter ?
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
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ID: 39608483
If you use Group Policies to lock down your servers, it's possible, e.g. Firewall ?
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by:Eprs_Admin
ID: 39608546
yes but all other servers also in this group.
local firewall is off
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
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So, this was working perfectly before you moved the server from OU to a different OU ?
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by:Eprs_Admin
ID: 39608593
yes
and moved it back with reboot.
again not working
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
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So, are the Group Policies between the different OUs different?

are the following ports open?

22 and 443 ?

Are the vCenter Services started?
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by:Eprs_Admin
ID: 39608675
for some reason I get messages that IIS is installed and the port 80 is in use.
Is IIS on vcenter recommended ?
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
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Do you have IIS installed on this server for a reason?
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by:Eprs_Admin
ID: 39608689
no I cannot remember
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by:Eprs_Admin
ID: 39608694
is installed by default from the vcenter ?
Is needed by vcenter ?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
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It's not installed by vCenter Server on any our installations.

It's not required, vCenter Server does not use IIS.

If you have IIS, it will conflict.
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by:Eprs_Admin
ID: 39608709
ok I will uninstall this role, because this machine is just for vcenter
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by:Eprs_Admin
ID: 39608972
ok now it is working again.
And with the Webclient I can see more features.
I also have seen the feature VSAN.
I want to use it but it is not possible and they always talk about SSD disk in the hosts.
Are SSD disk necessary ?
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
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Discussions of vSAN are off-topic here.

I believe your question has been answered, if this question has been helpful please assign points.

Please post a new question for help with vSAN, and myself or other experts will be glad to assist.
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by:Eprs_Admin
ID: 39609076
ok I close the case
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