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"Double register of key" error starting vCenter Server 6.0 (2150756)

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  • vCenter Server is using the vPostgres database.
  • In the vpxd.log file, there are entries similar to:

    error vpxd[09000] [Originator@6876 sub=Vmomi] [VpxVmomi] Double register of key: 'vm-37' and name: ''


To resolve this issue:

  1. Connect to vPostgres DB. See Connecting to the embedded vPostgres Database in a Windows installed vCenter Server 6.0.
  2. Create a backup for database, see Back up and restore vCenter Server Appliance/vCenter Server 6.0 vPostgres database.
  3. Run the below query to find the correct database key. One row should appear.

    • SELECT ID,CTID from VPX_VM where ID=37;

      Note: Enter VM ID key as per the effected VM.

    1. Run the below query to find the duplicate entry.

      • It shows all rows of the table and the duplicate key.
      • Manually make a note of the CTID.

    2. Remove the duplicate entry by running the below query.

      • DELETE from VPX_VM where CTID=(SELECT CTID from VPX_VM where CTID='(CTID_from_step_4)');
      • Remove the double entry.

    3. Restart vCenter Server Service.

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