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vCenter not working, how to solve it?

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2 ESXi 5.5 vsphere hypervisor hosts were setup. After that, a vCenter virtual appliance, downloaded from VMware website, was setup and control these 2 hosts. vCenter is working after making some options to setup database and SSO, and restart all vCenter daemons.

Suddenly, it does not seems working as in its web console, a few services were stopped and can not be restarted. Attempt to start would resulted in error: VPXD must be stopped to perform this operation. Even I stopped it by "chkconfig vmware-vpxd off" doesn't seem to work. How to solve the problem?
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by:Steve M
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Are you still able to get to the vcenter server appliance administration webpage?
https://applianceurl_or_IP:5480/

If you are, on the first page after login (vCenter Server/Summary)... Under "Services"...
vSphere Web Client:   (Running or Stopped?)  if running, click the stop button.

Let me know,
Steve
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Avinash21 earned 500 total points
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Hello,

did you try running the command and see if it helped.?

service vmware-vpxd stop


Thanks,
Avinash
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by:MichaelBalack
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Hi Avinash,

Stopping the service vmware-vpxd does help
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by:MichaelBalack
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Hi all,

After stopping the vmware-vpxd, on the web console, I launch the setup again. Setup will go through the whole process of setting up database, SSO, and some other configurations.

Upon reboot, what's a surprise, vCenter back to operation again. This is an advise here - do not change any system settings via command shell, except, configuring IP using yast. I think I messed up the whole system with attempt to change the host name using yast.

After all, it works again
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by:MichaelBalack
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I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for MichaelBalack's comment #a39668553

for the following reason:

It works
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by:Avinash21
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Hi,

I don't understand why I should close this question..? I never created it, I just answered.??
I guess MichaelBalack should be the one who should be able to close this.


Thanks,
Avinash
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by:MichaelBalack
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Hi Modalot,

I am okay with your decision.
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by:Avinash21
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Hi Guys,

Apologies for the confusion. I did not know that working design of Expert exchange.


Thank you.
Avinash
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by:MichaelBalack
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Hi Moderators,

Since no objection, can you go ahead to close the question?
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MichealBalack - you need to accept an answer(s) to close the question I believe.
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Ok
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