VMware vSphere vCenter Server Service hung

Vmware Inventory service is hung since long time and iam unable to start it . Please help
Deepika LoluguAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Hi and Welcome to Experts Exchange.

Are you using vCenter Server for Windows or the Appliance ?

Have you tried restarting the server ? (this will not affect running VMs)

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R@f@r P@NC3RVirtualization SpecialistCommented:

Try to restart the service, in a non-productive work schedule, where you do not have service impact.

I remain attentive to your comments.

Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
R@F@R, sorry, but "try to restart the service" is nonsense. Cannot be done, as the OP stated.
Further, the Vmware Inventory service has second to no influence on productive work components (aside from controling vMotion and similar stuff), so restarting the service or server will not have any drawbacks, as quick as the restart happens usually.

As the service is hanging somewhere in midst of terminating or starting, I would either try the cVenter reboot as suggested above (which is the probably the best option - quick and easy, no harm), or try to kill the corresponding process via Task Manager (which I would only do if you cannot reboot the vCenter machine, for whatever reason).
R@f@r P@NC3RVirtualization SpecialistCommented:

Try restarting the vcenter server.

I remain attentive to your comments.

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