Virtual Center Service will not start

Problem

Occasionally after a server reboot the Virtual Center Service is not started this has been a bug in vmware with different releases as long as I can remember, you can start the services manually but they do not start on their own.

 

Resolution

Create a .bat file with following script:

net start MSSQL$SQLEXP_VIM
ping 127.0.0.1 -n 120 -w 1000 > null
net start vpxd

Note: for SQL Server substitute MSSQLSERVER in the above batch file instead of MSSQL$SQLEXP_VIM.

Set script to run on boot. For 2003 systems:
Open the local computer policy (Start > Run and type in gpedit.msc and press Enter)
Expand Computer Configuration>Windows Settings>Scripts
In the right-hand pane, double-click Startup and add your script.
Set SQL and VC services to manual startup.

Tags: Virtual Center, Virtual Centre, VMware

Allen White

Allen is a Consultant for ITPS in the North East of England and holds the following accreditations. MCSA, MCSE, MCTS, MCITP, CCA, CCSP, VCP 4,5 and HP ASE, AIS - Network Infrastructure.

Leave a comment

Categories

Vote!

What Web Browser Do You Use?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Vote!

What do you prefer..VMware or Hyper-V?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...