Just installed VC on a Windows 2003 Server. And the Virtual Center service will not start up. When I view the vpxd.log it see this error. Where is this pulling in this information from ?
\[2007-06-01 12:09:54.014 'App' 2192 info] \[VpxLRO] 600-second task lifetime
\[2007-06-01 12:09:54.092 'App' 2192 error] ODBC error: (28000) - \[Microsoft]\[ODBC SQL Server Driver]\[SQL Server]Login failed for user 'NT AUTHORITY\ANONYMOUS LOGON'.
\[2007-06-01 12:09:54.092 'App' 2192 error] No pool found with id 1
\[2007-06-01 12:09:54.092 'App' 2192 error] Failed to intialize VMware VirtualCenter. Shutting down...
From your ODBC connection, it should of prompted you for this when you installed VC. Is your SQL server local or remote? I would make sure your ODBC connections works correctly then re-install it.
Yes my ODBC connection is working properly now. I updated the Service to start with the acct that has permissions to the DB. Now I dont get any log error. But the service is still not starting up. Are there any other logs I can view or check ?
i had a similar issue and after putting in patch 2 for VC it resolved my issue. what version and sp of sql are you running?
Check the Windows event viewer or the log files in the C:\Windows\Temp\VPX directory or C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temp\vpx directory
It also saves the login info in the registry in encrypted format, you may have to run the install again to get that updated correctly.
Also see this doc...
i just modify the 'VMware VirtualCenter Server' service Log On user (Local System) account to a domain user who have access to the remote database server,
and it's work fine for me.