I've done a fresh full install of VC 2.5 and everything was working fine till I rebooted... now when the server comes back, service manager complains about a crashed service and I cant get to VC.
OS - Win 2003 x64VC R2 Sp2
however when I run 'netstat -anb | findstr 443" I get
TCP 0.0.0.0:443 0.0.0.0:0 LISTENING 1964
This box does not have IIS or any other apps installed. I found a post making reference to the VMware Update Manager/service conflicting with VC but I've removed that and I still get the errors..
Thanks for any assistance you can provide
Same issue encounter in vcp training lab; service will not start, netstat shows operating system is listening on port 443 and error log mentions "failed to create https proxy...".
Removed and reinstalled virtual center to resolve issue.
Here is how I resolved the issue without re-installing...
First my server had rebooted and I found I could not connect using the Infrastructure Client. When I logged on to the server I found that the vpxd process had started but the service did not show as running under the Services MMC on windows (services.msc). I ran the command netstat -anb | findstr 443 and found that my server was listening on port 443 (0.0.0.0:443). I noted the process id at the far right (2388 in my case) and opened task manager.
I set task manager to show the PID for each process and to show processes from all users. I found a vpxd process with the same process ID as what was listening on port 443, killed it and was able to re-start the Virtual Center server.
Just another possible fix...
Run netstart -anb from the command prompt of the Virtual Center server
Note the process id at the far right for whatever is listening on port 443
Open task manager and click on View... Select Columns and then select PID
Check the box to "Show processes from all users" and find that process with the same ID number
Kill the process
Start the Virtual Center service
Hope this helps someone out there...
Go under services.msc and stop the
"VMware VirtualCenter Server" Service.
Or try to make a batch file:
net stop VMware VirtualCenter Server
net start VMware VirtualCenter Server