Chrismo16
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503 Service Unavailable on vCenter Windows Server Installation

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After uninstalling VMware tools and reinstalling on the vCenter VM I am receiving the following error:

503 Service Unavailable (Failed to connect to endpoint: [class Vmacore::Http::NamedPipeServiceSpec:0000000001796860] _serverNamespace = / _isRedirect = false _pipeName =\\.\pipe\vmware-vpxd-webserver-pipe)

I see others having this issue with the VSA but I am not using the appliance.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Chris

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Chrismo16
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Hello,

I was able to resolve the issue by resetting the Inventory Service db.

I followed this guide:

Resetting the VMware vCenter Server and vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 Inventory Service database (211...

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Raj1988
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Hi ,

It seems you are unable to connect to vCenter using Web Client . What is the version of vCenter ?

Are you able to login to vCenter using the Thick Client ?

Please restart the web client service and check . If this does not help then provide the web client virgo logs .

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Chrismo16
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Hello,

I was able to resolve the issue by resetting the Inventory Service db.

I followed this guide:

Resetting the VMware vCenter Server and vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 Inventory Service database (211...

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JAK201110141
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Before doing something destructive, try restarting the services using the service-control command...

Open Command Prompt as Administrator

cd D:\Program Files\VMware\vCenter Server\bin

service-control --stop --all

service-control --start --all

I almost followed this resolution, but thought I'd try the stop / start command and that resolved my issue. (Restarting the Windows server did NOT resolve it. I had to restart the services manually)

JAK

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JAK201110141
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Just a note, use the installation path on your vcenter server. (Obviously) Mine just so happens to be "D:\Program Files... "

so cd "installation directory\VMware\vCenter Server\bin" Smiley Happy

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