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  • 1.  vCenter Server fails to start after changing IP address

    Posted Sep 25, 2014 07:17 PM

    I have changed the IP address of my vCenter Server (Windows 2008 64-bit physical machine).  However, after rebooting the machine the vCenter Server service does not start.  How do I resolve this issue?

    Thanks,

    Greg



  • 2.  RE: vCenter Server fails to start after changing IP address

    Posted Sep 25, 2014 09:20 PM

    Which version of vCenter you're running ? Can you attach the vpxd.log ?



  • 3.  RE: vCenter Server fails to start after changing IP address

    Posted Sep 26, 2014 01:32 PM

    We are running vCenter Server v5.1.  I am unable to locate any vpxd.log file on the system.  Where would it be located?  Do I need to turn on some level of debugging for this file to be created?

    Thanks,

    Greg



  • 4.  RE: vCenter Server fails to start after changing IP address

    Posted Sep 26, 2014 01:35 PM

    The following KB describe the location of logs: VMware KB:    Location of vCenter Server log files

    Anyway, check the folder C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter\Logs\.



  • 5.  RE: vCenter Server fails to start after changing IP address

    Posted Sep 26, 2014 02:14 PM

    Thank you for pointing me to the location of the logs.  I was able to see the error messages in the vpxd.log file that indicated the problem was that my hostname was not resolving to the new IP address in DNS.  I've since updated DNS with the new IP, and the service started correctly.

    Thanks again!

    Greg



  • 6.  RE: vCenter Server fails to start after changing IP address

    Posted Sep 26, 2014 02:16 PM

    You're welcome,

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