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VirtualCenter Server service in vCenter Server 5.1 fails to start after rebooting the server (2035933)
- The VMware VirtualCenter Server service fails to start after rebooting the server
This is a known issue affecting VMware vCenter Server 5.1.x.
This issue occurs because the vpxd service starts before the SSO service.
This issue is resolved in vCenter Server 5.1 Update 1. To download vCenter Server 5.1 Update 1, see the VMware Download Center.
For more information, see the vCenter Server 5.1 Update 1 Release Notes.
To work around this issue when you do not want to upgrade:
- Restart the vCenter Server SSO service.
Start the VMware VirtualCenter Server service.
Alternatively, you can set a dependency on the vpxd service to not start until SSO has been started, or setup a delayed start.
For more information on the dependency of services, see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc990290(v=ws.10).aspx.
Note: The preceding link was correct as of January 30, 2013. If you find the link is broken, provide feedback and a VMware employee will update the link.
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