Wajeeh
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Stop MS SQL Express services after Upgrade

Dear All,

On a windows 2012 R2 we had vcenter 5.5 which we upgraded to 6.5 on same platform. As a part of process the database is migrated to postgresSQL. After migration things are ok but I see MS SQL services still running on the server and consuming resources.

Can I turn it off safely through Mgmt studio and through explorer stop DB and all services since DB is moved already as part of migration / upgrade.

Please advise if someone have done this.

regards,

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berndweyand
Expert
Expert

do you have update manager installed on the same server ? VUM needs SQL Express

Wajeeh
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

No, We are not using any VUM facility in our environment

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berndweyand
Expert
Expert

ok - then i see no other reason why sql express is needed

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Wajeeh
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Hello,

I have stopped it now however still don't see memory usage going down. so many java.exe showing in processes. Any idea if this is normal?

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berndweyand
Expert
Expert

this is part of the tomcat-server vcenter relies on

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Wajeeh
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Yes, so this is normal OR or need to monitor anything to control the health

thanks,

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jonastro
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Hello,


Thanks for posting in VMware communities.

Can you clarify if you have done a migration or upgrade.

Migration - Move from windows based vCenter to a vCenter appliance

Upgrade - Upgrade windows based vCenter from 5.5 to 6.5 on the same OS

If this is upgrade, you are not supposed to stop any services as the vCenter might still be running on the windows machine.

The java.exe are components of vCenter server indicating it is still running in your environment.

Can you answer to the question asked which will help to isolate this issue.


Regards,Jonathan

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