Vcenter not accessible after upgrading from 5.5 0b to 5.5 2b

Hello, I updated my vcenter last night successfully from 5.5 0b to 5.5 2b, however I couldn't connect via vsphere client to VCenter after the upgrade, I checked all services running. I tried connecting then via vsphere web client and found no inventory. I had a clone as backup plan  that I turned on to keep the environment running and services available.
I have now powered down original Vcenter and need to troubleshoot this issue, any help?
between after I successfully installed vcenter, I moved on to upgrade update manager and I was asked at some point to enter credentials, my colleague that keep login info attempted 3 times locking the account, not sure this has any impact on vcenter not being accessible.
beretenAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
I updated my vcenter last night successfully from 5.5 0b to 5.5 2b

however I couldn't connect via vsphere client to VCenter after the upgrade

Does not seem like a successful upgrade, if it was successful you would be able to connect!

I'm a little confused as to where you are now

1. Can you now connect to vCenter Server via vSphere Client and Web Client?
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beretenAuthor Commented:
Hi Andrew, was not able to connect with vsphere client, when I did with web client no inventory found. at the moment i'm running on the clone I had in case of failure. I have powered down original Vcenter, Vcenter version on original server has been upgraded to 5.5 2b( that's why I used "successfully") but unable to connect.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Upgrades are always terrible, and sometimes break.

I would copy your clone, and try again. It would seem permissions have broken.

We have for example a number of vCenter 5.5 installations, that since updates have been applied have broken VMware vCenter Orchestrator and Ruby vSphere Console - for unknown reasons, which are still working with VMware Support with as too why!
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Manojkumar RaneCommented:
Check this article for known Issues with vCenter Server 5.5 Update 2b : https://www.vmware.com/support/vsphere5/doc/vsphere-vcenter-server-55u2b-release-notes.html#knownissues
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gheistCommented:
It was UPDATE and not UPGRADE.
It looks like vpxd (vcenter server) is not started.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Updates or Upgrades, they are all the same! - "splitting hairs!"

Change of code, configuration files, as I put in my follow up.....

" We have for example a number of vCenter 5.5 installations, that since updates "...

I would repeat the Upgrade/Update and see if you can reproduce the issue, and then we will have to start looking at upgrade/update logs, and vCenter Server logs and events.

and if you have a VMware Support and Subscription, time for VMware Support to start earning their money, bang it on their Service Desk!

As Critical Service Down!
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gheistCommented:
what does event log say when looking for vpxd?
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beretenAuthor Commented:
I had a webex session with vmware this morning they suggest i do a re install of  SSO, Vcenter, inventory services etc..
we had done this in 2 steps 03/06  SSO, Inventory services and web client, 03/27 Vcenter. They think i'm having issues cause didn't perform all upgrades same day. If i remove and re-install wouldn't i lose my existing configs, that sounds to me like a clean install not an update?
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gheistCommented:
All the data is in SQL database.
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beretenAuthor Commented:
Thanks Gheist and Andrew.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
That should be fine, to do an update/upgrade.

or uninstall all of it, and re-install. (using the data in the SQL database!)
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