Vcenter service failed to start

Error Symptom:

When you try to access Vcenter service it fails. The following error message appears when you try to start the Vcenter service ” Windows could not start the VMware VirtualCenter server 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 the service-specific error code 2″.

When you check the event log you get an error message “The VMware VirtualCenter Server service terminated with service-specific error. The system cannot find the file specified…”


This problem occurs due to Vcenter server does not depend on IIS server. It works with apache tomcat server. If the IIS server started accidently, there occurs a port clash. To solve this stop IIS service and WWW service in the Vcenter server services and try to start Vcenter server service. This will solve the problem.



Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: