Punkgeek
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VCenter appliance failed to start vpxd service

Hello, I have a problem with starting VMware VCenter. I've got this error:

# service-control --start --all
Operation not cancellable. Please wait for it to finish...
Performing start operation on service lwsmd...
Successfully started service lwsmd
Performing start operation on service vmafdd...
Successfully started service vmafdd
Performing start operation on service vmdird...
Successfully started service vmdird
Performing start operation on service vmcad...
Successfully started service vmcad
Performing start operation on profile: ALL...
Successfully started service vmware-vmon
Service-control failed. Error: Failed to start services in profile ALL. RC=1, stderr=Failed to start sca, envoy, vpxd-svcs services. Error: Operation
timed out


I've attached the vpxd.log file.

Thanks

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RajeevVCP4
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Please check space on vcsa

df -h

Rajeev Chauhan
VCIX-DCV6.5/VSAN/VXRAIL
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RajeevVCP4
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try this

https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/79545

Rajeev Chauhan
VCIX-DCV6.5/VSAN/VXRAIL
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Ajay1988
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You should look at vpxd-svcs.log first as that's failed. vpxd log attached just talks about not able to connect to SSO. 

Failed to connect to SSO; uri: https://vcenter.mydomain.com/sso-adminserver/sdk/vsphere.local

Is this 7.0 U3 a new install or an upgrade from earlier version ?

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Punkgeek
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The /storage/core was full, And when I searched about that, it seems it was just logs for crashes, etc. Some of them have similar problems and suggest deleting dump files. So I did.

There was only one type of file but I don't remember the name, It was starting with core.. , Core.netlogond.xxxx etc

 

# df -h
Filesystem                                Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
devtmpfs                                  9.3G     0  9.3G   0% /dev
tmpfs                                     9.4G  476K  9.4G   1% /dev/shm
tmpfs                                     9.4G  1.2M  9.4G   1% /run
tmpfs                                     9.4G     0  9.4G   0% /sys/fs/cgroup
/dev/mapper/vg_root_0-lv_root_0            47G  9.9G   35G  22% /
tmpfs                                     9.4G  1.2M  9.4G   1% /tmp
/dev/sda3                                 488M   29M  424M   7% /boot
/dev/mapper/lifecycle_vg-lifecycle         98G  3.6G   90G   4% /storage/lifecycle
/dev/mapper/imagebuilder_vg-imagebuilder  9.8G   37M  9.3G   1% /storage/imagebuilder
/dev/mapper/autodeploy_vg-autodeploy      9.8G   37M  9.3G   1% /storage/autodeploy
/dev/sda2                                  10M  2.2M  7.9M  22% /boot/efi
/dev/mapper/core_vg-core                   49G   53M   47G   1% /storage/core
/dev/mapper/netdump_vg-netdump            985M  2.5M  915M   1% /storage/netdump
/dev/mapper/vtsdblog_vg-vtsdblog           15G   57M   14G   1% /storage/vtsdblog
/dev/mapper/updatemgr_vg-updatemgr         98G  368M   93G   1% /storage/updatemgr
/dev/mapper/dblog_vg-dblog                 15G  121M   14G   1% /storage/dblog
/dev/mapper/archive_vg-archive             49G   22G   25G  47% /storage/archive
/dev/mapper/vtsdb_vg-vtsdb                 25G   76M   24G   1% /storage/vtsdb
/dev/mapper/seat_vg-seat                   25G  1.4G   22G   6% /storage/seat
/dev/mapper/log_vg-log                    9.8G  2.5G  6.8G  27% /storage/log
/dev/mapper/db_vg-db                      9.8G  410M  8.9G   5% /storage/db

 

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Punkgeek
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The vpxd-svcs.log has been attached.

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Ajay1988
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Attachment not working . I cannot read or download the file

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