Unable to login vcsa vmware vcenter server manager


After reboot or integrating domain with vCenter We are not able to login in VMware vCenter server Manager to see the status of vCenter.

I have done this on VMware vCenter 7,6.7,6.5 but its same for all VCSA. You can access console with this URL https://VMware vCenter Server Appliance IP address:5480.


If you have not enabled the SSH or bash shell ,follow the steps to enable first

  • Log in to the Direct Console User Interface of the vCenter Server Appliance.
  • Select Troubleshooting Options and press Enter.
  • From the Troubleshooting Mode Options menu, select to enable either Bash shell or SSH.
  • Press Enter to enable the service.
  • Press Esc until you return to the main menu of the Direct Console User Interface.

We can see that Services are not starting port rebooting vCenter

You can confirm the applmgmt service is running.

root@localhost # service-control --status --all
 vmcam vmware-imagebuilder vmware-mbcs vmware-netdumper vmware-rbd-watchdog vmware-vcha vsan-dps
applmgmt lwsmd pschealth vmafdd vmcad vmdird vmdnsd vmonapi vmware-analytics vmware-certificatemanagement vmware-cis-license vmware-cm vmware-content-library vmware-eam vmware-perfcharts vmware-pod vmware-postgres-archiver vmware-rhttpproxy vmware-sca vmware-sps vmware-statsmonitor vmware-sts-idmd vmware-stsd vmware-topologysvc vmware-updatemgr vmware-vapi-endpoint vmware-vmon vmware-vpostgres vmware-vpxd vmware-vpxd-svcs vmware-vsan-health vmware-vsm vsphere-client vsphere-ui.

If your current VMware vCenter Server Appliance login session expires, you can reset the default timeout by editing the /etc/vmware-vpx/vami_timeout.cfg configuration parameter. Then restart the session with the following command

root@localhost# /etc/init.d/vami-sfcb.

If we start all services, We get error

Service-control failed. Error:Failed to start services in profile ALL.

Perform the below commands :-

Use VI editor

Change the value from 60 to 600

Run two more commands for statmonitor service

And reboot the VC

Try login again in VMware vCenter Server Management

You can see VMware vCenter 7 is working fine.

See Also :- VMware vCSA

vCenter Server Appliance Overview

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