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  • 1.  vCenter service wont start after upgrade.

    Posted Aug 23, 2010 01:46 PM

    Guys,

    I attempted to upgrade my vCenter Server from a earlier RC version of 4.1 (cant remember the build number) to my most current build of 4.1 The installed seemed to run the upgrade witrhout any issues. However I can no longer connect to vCenter. The VMware VirtualCenter service will not start and it presents the folloowing error in the event log.

    "The VMware VirtualCenter Server service terminated with service-specific error 2 (0x2).".

    vCenter was working fine before and I'm not sure what to do next. Help!



  • 2.  RE: vCenter service wont start after upgrade.

    Posted Aug 23, 2010 01:51 PM

    What version of Windows are you running? Also have you tried disabling your firewall and trying to start the service?



  • 3.  RE: vCenter service wont start after upgrade.

    Posted Aug 23, 2010 01:53 PM

    If it were me, I wouldn't upgrade beta code. I would start fresh with a new Host OS, as well as a new vCenter install. See if that helps.



  • 4.  RE: vCenter service wont start after upgrade.

    Posted Aug 23, 2010 02:04 PM

    I'm running Windows 2008 and its a VM. The firewall is turned off. Everything was running ok prior to the upgrade attempt.



  • 5.  RE: vCenter service wont start after upgrade.

    Posted Aug 23, 2010 02:07 PM

    What about anti-virus?



  • 6.  RE: vCenter service wont start after upgrade.

    Posted Aug 23, 2010 02:08 PM

    SQL Express DB?



  • 7.  RE: vCenter service wont start after upgrade.

    Posted Aug 23, 2010 02:18 PM

    No AV. Microsoft SQL server 2008 is installed. I found the following error in th vpx logs I dont know if its the cause of my problem

    "System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Access to the registry key 'HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VpxClient' is denied".



  • 8.  RE: vCenter service wont start after upgrade.

    Posted Aug 23, 2010 02:19 PM

    Try right clicking and running as Administrator



  • 9.  RE: vCenter service wont start after upgrade.

    Posted Aug 23, 2010 02:25 PM

    Running as admin did not solve the issues.



  • 10.  RE: vCenter service wont start after upgrade.

    Posted Aug 23, 2010 07:55 PM

    Maybe worth a try. Disable UAC (User Account Control)

    André



  • 11.  RE: vCenter service wont start after upgrade.

    Posted Aug 23, 2010 07:31 PM

    you don't have IIS running on this box do you? If so disable it.



  • 12.  RE: vCenter service wont start after upgrade.

    Posted Aug 24, 2010 07:29 PM

    So what was the fix?