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sprouse94
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VCSA 7 - Services Will Not Start (ErrCode: 104)

vCenter Server 7.0 Update 3a (7.0.3.00100) rebooted, and now services will not start.  When running the command service-control --start --all the following occurs:

 

Performing start operation on profile: ALL....

Successfully started service vmware-vmon

Service-Control failed.  Error: Failed to start services in profile ALL.  RC=4, stderr=Read error.  ErrCode: 104

 

I can not find any KBs that reference this error code.  I see mention of checking if services are masked as outlined in this KB (https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/50121710).  This is 6.7 and was not restored from any backup, but all of the services are indeed masked.  If I follow this KB, services do not start and I get the same error.  

 

If I try to start a service manually, get the same error:

Service-Control failed.  Error: Error: startType of svc: applmgmt rc : 4 stdout:  stderr=Read error.  ErrCode: 104

 

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sprouse94
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Worked with Tech Support, found a duplicate file in /etc/vmware/vmware-vmon/svcCfgfiles:

vsphere-ui.json

vsphere-ui.json.orig 

 

Removed the .orig file and services started.

SimonC1234
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had same issue and resolved by removing a backup of vsphere-ui.json called vsphere-ui.json.bak - thanks