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Suddenly unable to start VMWare VirtualCenter Server

Posted on 2014-07-31
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The VMWre VirtualCenter Server Service suddenly is failing to start after reboot.  I tried re-entering login credentials (I've had to do this sometimes in the past) but it's not helping.

In Windows Eventlogs:

Log Name:      System
Source:        Service Control Manager
Date:          7/31/2014 2:30:03 PM
Event ID:      7024
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      vcenterserver
Description:
The VMware vSphere Profile-Driven Storage Service service terminated with the following service-specific error:
Incorrect function.


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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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Have you tried restarting the server?

Check that the database has not exceeded 4GB or 10GB based on SQL version?
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by:gateguard
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I did restart the server, that's when I encountered the problem.  I have since restarted again.

Database size is 92.19 MB   (.09219 GB)

Were are the relevant vmware log files?

Thanks.
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by:gateguard
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I had another program listening on port 80!

Thanks for your help.
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Normally when this happens to me...first thing I check is the windows services to make sure they are up....vcenter service, web client service, etc, etc
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