vCenter error started

We have been running vCenter for quite a while and it started giving errors recently.  When we try to access it via web we receive the following error:
503 Service Unavailable (Failed to connect to endpoint: [class Vmacore::Http::NamedPipeServiceSpec:000000000199A4A0] _serverNamespace = / _isRedirect = false _pipeName =\\.\pipe\vmware-vpxd-webserver-pipe)

I logged on to the vCenter server (win) and there are a number of VMWare services that have not started. Move give Error 1068: The dependence service or group failed to start.

VMWare Inventory Servicie gives
Windows could not start the VMWare Inventory Service on Local Computer. For more information, review the system event log. if this is a non-microsoft service, contact the service vendor and refer to service specific error code 1.

All the error log says is:
The VMWare Inventory Service service terminated with the following service specific error: Incorrect function.

How do I get that started, and the rest of my vcenter started (VMWare v6)
jjwolvenAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

ITSysTechSenior Systems AdministratorCommented:
We had this same issue. You will want to reset the Inventory Service database. Link
How to reset Inventory Service database for vCenter Server (2146264)

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
jjwolvenAuthor Commented:
Will we lose the configurations in vcenter with this?
ITSysTechSenior Systems AdministratorCommented:
You shouldn't if you follow the article correctly. I would recommend contacting VMware support and mention this article for help.
Determine the Perfect Price for Your IT Services

Do you wonder if your IT business is truly profitable or if you should raise your prices? Learn how to calculate your overhead burden with our free interactive tool and use it to determine the right price for your IT services. Download your free eBook now!

jjwolvenAuthor Commented:
Never mind...I'm an idiot...

service account password expired...
jjwolvenAuthor Commented:
it is working now.
ITSysTechSenior Systems AdministratorCommented:
I'm glad you got it working again. Have a good day!
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Virtualization

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.