VMware: Failed to create http proxy: Resource is already in use:


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
Date:                     12/3/2009
Time:                     10:38:49 AM
User:                     N/A
Computer:             [Servername]
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:


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.

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