Can't connect to VMware VCenter. Vcenter Service not running. Will start but Stops soon after.
I can't login to my vCenter through vSphere Client. When I login to the vCenter server I see that the VMware VirtualCenter Server is not running. I can start the service without any error but it quickly stops again. I looked up the location of the VMware log "C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter\Logs\" but I don't see a vpxd.log file. I do see numerous vpxd-xxx files but I'm unsure of which one to check.
I do see two other .NET services not running that are set to automatic and when I try to start the service they start and stop. I'm not sure if Vcenter requires .NET to run and if this may be the problem.
VMware Essential Plus 5.0
Can someone help me determine where to start to find out why I can't get the VCenter service running and get connection back to my Vcenter?