After rebooting my vCenter server I can’t connect my vCenter 4.0, error:
Windows could not start the VMware VirtualCenter Service on Local Computer. For more information, review the System Event Log. If this is a non-Microsoft service, contact the service vendor, and refer to service-specific error code 2.
Some non useful Windows Event:
Event Type: Error
Event Source: VMware VirtualCenter Server
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1000
Time: 10:38:49 AM
The description for Event ID ( 1000 ) in Source ( VMware VirtualCenter Server ) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer. You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description; see Help and Support for details. The following information is part of the event: Failed to intialize VMware VirtualCenter. Shutting down….
After reading some log files and generated startup log with: C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\VirtualCenter Server>vpxd.exe -s >vc.log
Failed to create http proxy: Resource is already in use: 0.0.0.0:80
After checking what’s running on port 80 /tcp.. somebody has installed Microsoft IIS!
Change the port to –p 85 /tcp or something and you can start “VMware VirtualCenter Server” and “VMware VirtualCenter Management Webservices” again.