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I'm having trouble with vsphere webclient. After I login I get a yellow bar at the top saying: "Could not connect to one or more vCenter Server systems:
https://vcenter.domain.local:4433/sdk"

Some history is that I recently installed vcenter and during setup I was forced to choose another port when installing the vcenter server role. i chose port 4433.

After installation I wanted to change the port to the default 443 and I manually changed it on advanced settings in the vSphere client. Since then I get the yellow bar mentioned above.

How do I change the port of the vCenter server to the default 443?
Iv'e followed this kb article about re-registering vcenter services but didn't help

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by:Steve M
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Are you using the vCenter Appliance or ?  

By default the port is 9443, but this can be changed during vSphere Web Client installation.

I think  you'd have to reinstall the vCenter Web Client .
http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-55/index.jsp#com.vmware.vsphere.install.doc/GUID-74AA3EF1-BDF3-4752-89DB-A522CDE30A66.html

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Hmm..  after reading your post again I think I mis-understood - You mentioned vSphere Web client, and then mentioned using the vSphere Client, so I'm not 100% sure but have a look at these two config areas:

vCenter Server security and port settings are stored in the following files.
¦ installation_directory\VMware\Infrastructure\tomcat\conf\server.xml and
¦ installation_directory\VMware\Infrastructure\tomcat\conf\catalina.properties

See the rest of this vmware documentation for more info on the above files:
http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-55/index.jsp#com.vmware.vsphere.install.doc/GUID-4CEA7F38-F24D-4833-830C-721578D4BA77.html

Good Luck,
Steve
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https://communities.vmware.com/message/2234121#2234121

Sounds like you have to reinstall vcenter to change the ports.
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by:Bes4dmin
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thanks for the reply,
I uninstalled the webclient and then installed it again and still the same.
What if I uninstall and install vcenter?

If that doesn't work either, I was thinking in uninstalling vcenter server completely but then I wonder in what order I should uninstall all vcenter roles? Is that important like when installing?
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Yeah I was talking about reinstalling vcenter and choose the correct port you want.
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Did you take a look at those files I mentioned - if you see the port you want to change in there, change it to what you want and reboot the vcenter server.  Might be easier than a reinstall.

vCenter Server security and port settings are stored in the following files.
¦ installation_directory\VMware\Infrastructure\tomcat\conf\server.xml and
¦ installation_directory\VMware\Infrastructure\tomcat\conf\catalina.properties

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I looked in those files and unfortunately found nothing.
So I'm looking at reinstalling but I want to know if I need to uninstall in a particular order.

Oh, and I'm running vcenter with all roles on a Windows server 2008 R2
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Are you still able to connect to the vcenter server using the vcenter thick client, but you are no longer able to connect with the vcenter webclient?  I would think that just a reinstall of the webclient might be all you need.  I'd try that first.
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As I mentioned above, i tried to reinstall webclient and it didn't help. In what order should I start to uninstall vCenter server?
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I ended up reinstalling from scratch
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not the solution I was hoping for
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