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A general system error occurred: connection refused

Hi All,

I have just build a VM in my ESXi 6 server and when I want to power it on, it's throwing error as 'A general system error occurred: connection refused'

Please see attached screenshot.

Help is appreciated.


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Hot Shot
Hot Shot

Hi saeedtalpur

Hope you have access to vCenter Appliance, Try restarting this "VMware vCenter workflow manager service"

To resolve this issue, start the VMware vCenter workflow manager service.

Windows vCenter Server

  1. On the server that runs vCenter Server, open Start > Run, type services.msc and press Enter.
  2. Right-click VMware vCenter workflow manager service and click start.
  3. Attempt to power on the virtual machine again.

vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA)

  1. Connect to the VCSA shell as root. For more information, see:

  2. Run this command to restart the VMware vCenter workflow service (vmware-vpx-workflow😞

    # service vmware-vpx-workflow restart

  3. Attempt to power on the virtual machine again.

VMware Knowledge Base

Regards, Raj

Raj M Please mark helpful or correct if my answer resolved your issue. Visit www.hypervmwarecloud.com for my blog posts, step-by-step procedures etc.,

Thank you Raj that worked for me.

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