Contributor
Contributor

vsphere 6 restart order

what is the correct order of start of vsphere 6.x in this scenario of:

. external DB (like SQL)

. external PSC

. vcenter

to restart or bring the environment online, what is the correct order:

1: DB     2: PSC  3: vCenter

or

1: DB  2: vCenter 3:PSC

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VMware Employee
VMware Employee

The correct order would be as follows as vCenter services are dependent on PSC services.

1>Database

2>PSC

3>vCenter

Hope that answers your query!

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Expert
Expert

If there is need to restart these components , then it should be completely shutdown then power on

shut down order

1.PSC

2.Database

3 vCenter

Power on Order

1.Database

2.PSC

3 vCenter

Rajeev Chauhan
VCIX-DCV6.5/VSAN/VXRAIL
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Contributor
Contributor

It's not necessary to power servers off and on. In my environment that means emergency changes. I know many people must do it for Windows servers because the order of the services is not easy to figure out, however for Virtual Center and the PSC the easiest way to restart the suite of services and avoid the reboot is the service-control command:

C:\Program Files\VMware\vCenter Server\bin>service-control --stop

C:\Program Files\VMware\vCenter Server\bin>service-control --start

As for the order, looks good to me but I'm surprised that there isn't a KB that details this. We also have SRM and vSphere Replication in our environment and the question of what order we have to restart everything in has come up several times!

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