We have a vcenter windows server 6.5 that suddenly stopped working and the web client fails with the following error
400] An error occurred while sending an authentication request to the vCenter Single Sign-On server - An error occurred when processing the metadata during vCenter Single Sign-On setup - Cannot connect to the VMware Component Manager https://vcentersvt.company.intranet/cm/sdk?hostid=e58bd8b0-bb2d-11e8-94b4-000c29d9b960.
Rebooting the server didn't help
The CM service does not start but could not identify the cause
any suggestion is appreciated