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VMware: Service ´VMware Kdc Service’ (VMwareKdcService) failed to start

August 13th, 2014 No comments

Last week I upgraded VMware vCenter server from version 5.0 to 5.5 Update 1c, during installation of vCenter Single Sign-On 5.5 I received this warning message:

Service ‘VMware Kdc Service’ (VMwareKdcService) failed to start. Verify that you have sufficient privileges to start system services

 
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The service account which I´m using for the upgrade is Domain Administrator, I tied to start the service manually but the service won’t start. The Windows Event log was clean, but in the vmkdcd.log file (located at: C:\ProgramData\VMware\CIS\logs\vmkdcd) I found this error logs:

20140812092452.000:t@0:TRACE: Vmkdcd: stop
20140812092458.000:t@0:TRACE: VmKdcSrvOpenServicePortTcp called…
20140812092458.000:t@0:TRACE: dwError=87 errno=17
20140812092458.000:t@0:TRACE: VmKdcSrvOpenServicePortTcp done.
20140812092458.000:t@0:TRACE: ERROR: vmkdc VmKdcInit failed (87)

20140812092458.000:t@0:TRACE: Vmkdcd: stop
20140812092503.000:t@0:TRACE: VmKdcSrvOpenServicePortTcp called…
20140812092503.000:t@0:TRACE: dwError=87 errno=17
20140812092503.000:t@0:TRACE: VmKdcSrvOpenServicePortTcp done.
20140812092503.000:t@0:TRACE: ERROR: vmkdc VmKdcInit failed (87)
20140812092503.000:t@0:TRACE: Vmkdcd: stop

 

Solution:

To resolve this issue, ensure port 88 is available for use by the VMware Kdc Service:

  1. Use netstat from an elevated command prompt on the Windows host system to confirm port 88 is not in use. For more information on using the netstat command, see Determining if a port is in use (1003971).
  2. If another application is using port 88, reconfigure or disable the application to open port 88 for use with the VMware Kdc Service.

In my case VMware Converter Standalone Server was running and configured at port 88, I removed the installation and restarted the Single Sign-On setup.

 
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VMware: Upgrade VMware vCenter 5.0 to 5.5

August 13th, 2014 No comments

Last week I upgraded for a customer VMware vCenter server to from version 5.0 to 5.5 Update 1c, here some details:

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VMware: RVTools Version 2.8 new release

January 31st, 2010 No comments

Latest Version: 2.8 | January 31, 2010

RVTools is a windows .NET 2.0 application which uses the VI SDK 2.5 to display information about your virtual machines and ESX hosts. Interacting with VirtualCenter 2.5, ESX 3.5, ESX3i or ESX4i RVTools is able to list information about cpu, memory, disks, nics, cd-rom, floppy drives, snapshots, VMware tools, ESX hosts, datastores, switches, ports and health checks. With RVTools you can disconnect the cd-rom or floppy drives from the virtual machines and RVTools is able to list the current version of the VMware Tools installed inside each virtual machine. and update them to the latest version

Whats new:

  • On vHost tab field "# VMs" now only powered on VMs are counted.

  • On vHost tab field "VMs per core" now only powered on VMs are counted.

  • On vHost tab field "vCPUs per core" now only powered on VMs are counted.

  • On vDatastore tab field "# VMs" now only calculated for VM’s which are powered on.

  • Health check "Number of running virtual CPUs per core" now only powered on VMs are counted.

  • Health check "Number of running VMs per datastore" now only powered on VMs are counted.

  • During Installation there will be an application event source created for RVTools. This to fix some security related problems.

  • Some users run into a timeout exception from the SDK Web server. The default web service timeout value is now changed to a higher value.

  • New fields on vHost tab: NTP Server(s), time zone information, Hyper Threading information (available and active), Boot time, DNS Servers, DHCP flag, Domain name and DNS Search order

  • New Health Check: Inconsistent folder names.

  • Improved exception handling on vDisk, vSwitch and vPort tab pages.

  • Download: here

    Information: here

    Source: here

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    VMware: VirtualCenter 2.5 Update 6 Release Notes

    January 30th, 2010 No comments

    VMware Infrastructure Management Installer | 29 Jan 2010 (Localized version)
    VirtualCenter 2.5 Server Update 6 | 29 Jan 2010 | Build 227640
    Virtual Infrastructure Client | 29 Jan 2010 | Build 227671

    VMware Infrastructure Management Installer | 29 Jan 2010 (English only version)
    VirtualCenter 2.5 Server Update 6 | 29 Jan 2010 | Build 227637
    Virtual Infrastructure Client | 29 Jan 2010 | Build 227637

    What’s New

    Guest Operating Systems Customization Improvements

    Customization support for the following guest operating systems has been added in this release:
    For more complete information about supported guests included in this release, see the VMware Compatibility Guide.

    • Windows 7 Enterprise (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows 7 Professional (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows 7 Home Premium (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition (64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition (64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition (64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Web Server (64-bit)

    Support for Firefox 3.x Browsers with VirtualCenter Web  Access

    This release adds support for Firefox 3.x browsers with VirtualCenter Web Access. Firefox 3.x is not a supported browser for ESX Server 3.5 Update 5 Web Access with this release

    Note: In many public documents, VMware ESX Server 3.5 is now known as VMware ESX 3.5, and VMware ESX Server 3i version 3.5 as VMware ESXi 3.5. These release notes continue to use the earlier convention to match the product interfaces and documentation. A future release will update the product names.

     

    Source information: VMware 

    Information: VMware vCenter Upgrade Guide

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    VMware: vSphere ESX & vCenter 4.0 Update 1 release

    November 20th, 2009 No comments

    What’s New

    The following information provides highlights of some of the enhancements available in this release of VMware ESX:

    VMware View 4.0 support This release adds support for VMware View 4.0, a solution built specifically for delivering desktops as a managed service from the protocol to the platform.

    Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 support –This release adds support for 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7 as well as 64-bit Windows 2008 R2 as guest OS platforms. In addition, the vSphere Client is now supported and can be installed on a Windows 7 platform. For a complete list of supported guest operating systems with this release, see the VMware Compatibility Guide.

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    VMware: Clustering vCenter Server 4.0 Using Microsoft Cluster Services Part: 2

    November 18th, 2009 6 comments

    View also: Clustering vCenter Server 4.0 Using Microsoft Cluster Services Part: 1

    Install Virtual Center 4.0 on Node 1:

    Start the installation:

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    VMware: Clustering vCenter Server 4.0 Using Microsoft Cluster Services Part: 1

    November 4th, 2009 2 comments

    To use Microsoft Windows Cluster Service in VMware ESX you need to config you’r VM’s with independent persistent disks.

     

    VM configuration:

    I deployed two Windows 2003 SP2 Enterprise 32-Bit VM’s with both 12 GB of OS disks and two NIC’s. I called these: VMPROS-CL01 and VMPROS-CL02.

    VMPROS-CL01 with ip: 172.16.254.78 and for MSCS nic ip: 1.0.0.1

    VMPROS-CL01 with ip: 172.16.254.89 and for MSCS nic ip: 1.0.0.3

    Registered this VM’s in domain VMpros.nl

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    VMware: The requested operation is not implemented by the server

    September 9th, 2009 No comments

    By connecting a single host or VC with VI Client I receive this error: “The requested operation is not implemented by the server”

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    My Virtual Infrastructure Client is configured with PassThroughAuth parameter set for Auto SignOn capabilities. With parameters: "D:\APPS\VMware\Infrastructure\Virtual Infrastructure Client\Launcher\VpxClient.exe" -passthroughauth -s localhost

     

    Solution: Use the Shortcut in your Menu Start > VMware > “VMware Infrastructure Client” of delete the passthroughauth parameter in the shortcut/target field.

    Now I can connect my VC/Host with the VI Client without problems.

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    VMware: Updated: Troubleshooting the VMware VirtualCenter Server service when it does not start or fails (1003926)

    September 4th, 2009 2 comments

    The VMware KB 1003926 is very helpful to support problems with your VirtualCenter Server service that won’t start. VMware updated this document 2 September 2009.

    Symptoms
    • You cannot connect to VirtualCenter
    • If you try to connect to VirtualCenter, you see the error:
      Cannot connect to host <server>: No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it.
    • If you try to start the VMware VirtualCenter Server service, you may see the errors:
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