Could anyone help me with this error?
I've been having issues with my Vcenter server ever since we've upgraded to 5.5 I cannot use windows authentication to access the server but recently, when logging into the server, I've been receiving an error stating "Inventory Services could not be loaded" and I show no inventory within Vcenter. After a few reboots it usually came back up. (I've needed to login as local admin to see anything, domain admin would not show inventory)
Now, however, a critical error is happening, and I can not login to Vcenter at all anymore. When attempting to login I get the following error...
Failed to connect to VMware Lookup Service - https://vCenter:7444/lookupservice/sdk
I believe this related to some type of SSL Certificate error, but I can not find any workaround to fix it. The computer name and IP address of the server has not changed and the time is accurate. I also cannot log into https://vcenter:5480 to access the admin page to reset the security certificate. (it just redirects me to the vsphere web login again)
Please follow one of this instructions:
Set "Toggle certificate setting" to ON from web UI or by creating file:
vcenter:~ # touch /etc/vmware-vpx/ssl/allow_regeneration
Stop all vmware-* services except vmware tools or switch to runlevel 2:
vcenter:~ # init 2
This will trigger same bash function that creates certificates on reboot with "Toggle certificate setting" ON:
vcenter:~ # source vpxd_commonutils; regenerate_certificates
script checks if existing certificate is self signed and if you have different hostname than specified in cert.
If you want to regenerate certificates without checking:
vcenter:~ # source vpxd_commonutils; generate_all_certificates replace
scripts MUST end with VC_CFG_RESULT=0, if not, check if vmware services are stopped
Set "Toggle certificate setting" to OFF or:
vcenter:~ # rm /etc/vmware-vpx/ssl/allow_regeneration
vcenter:~ # reboot
When the appliance starts, the GRUB boot loader shows briefly.
This will cause the appliance to boot in init level 1 (or single-user maintenance mode). From here, the root password will get you into the console where you can delete /etc/vmware-vpx/ssl/allow_regeneration. Reboot the server when you're done with "shutdown -r now". It shouldn't be necessary to go back into GRUB to remove the "1" you added earlier.