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VMware Vcenter Inventory Service problem

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hi,
i've installed vcenter 5.5 on win 2008 R2 and suddenly i found service of the Inventory stopped and can't restart it. i was working normally with the vcenter.
i attached the error message for start it from services.msc.
inventory.JPG
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There are so many issues with vCenter Server for Windows at present, it's recommended you spin up and create a new VM, with Windows 2012 R2, and re-install from scratch.

or switch to the vCenter Appliance.

or, uninstall the existing vCenter Server, and re-install, using the same database.
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by:asfourcrystal
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thanks for replay shaik i'll go with these steps

Mr. Andrew i was working normally with these configuration and it's just happens yesterday
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Yes, and so do we on a daily basis, with client calls!

if you rollback, to a backup does it work, you've not changed anything on the Windows VM, e.g. Windows updates
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by:Shaik M. Sajid
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Dear asfourcrystal,

Mr. Andrew is Excellent expertise in this subject... for long run i suggest to follow his advise.

thanks
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so if i go to uninstall it i'll uninstall everything expert ADS LDS Instance ?
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You want to start with a fresh computer, SO ALL vCenter installs it's installed but leave the DB, are you using SQL Express, which came with vCenter Server install ?
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by:asfourcrystal
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no i'm using instance foe SQL 2008 on remote server not on the vcenter
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okay, so that's not an issue, just point to that database on re-install.
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when i uninstall it i have to leave the ADS LDS instance vmware VCMSDS, if it'll reinstall on the same machine ?

if i need to built new machine from scratch when i conenct to the DB everything will be back ?
or there is something extra need to do first?
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Everything is stored in the same DB, if you use the same DB.
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ok many thanks anderw, i'll do it and also thinking for your advice that installing fresh copy of win 2012 and built it from scratch using same DB also may upgrade it to V6 and the ESXi also :) i'll do it after coming back of my vacation :) :)
many thanks andrew i appreciate your help :)
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if you are thinking of going to 6.0, dump vCenter Server for Windows, and go to the appliance.
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could you provide me why the appliance ?
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
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1. VMware have made it known vCenter Server for Windows is deprecated, and the future vCenter Server will only be for the Appliance. (Announced at VMworld 2015, Barcelona)

2. Windows is buggy, require Windows updates, which affects the stability of vCenter Server.

3. VMware now recommend the appliance over Windows.

4. Appliance has now come of age, and is far superior, than vCenter Server for Windows.

5. VMware have far better control over the shipped Appliance, than Windows OS.

see also here

http://www.altaro.com/vmware/vcenter-server-windows-vcsa-compared/

this one is a bit old

https://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2014/06/vcapplianceorwindows.html
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by:asfourcrystal
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many thnaks andrew i really appreciate your help
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no problems
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i also need to check of something that my blade server is hp bladesystem C7000 DDR2 i'm checking for the compatibility for upgrade also the host to esxi6 this thing, another thing i also need to be sure that if i upgrade the vcenter to be appliance V6 can i install the vmware horizon view V7 because i install it in my vcenter 5.5 that i'm using now?
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Different questions, and needs a new question to address.
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ok :) and we can close this question :)
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select a post, which answers your question!
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