Couple of Handy VCSA KBs – vCenter Services and Inventory Service

Had a couple of issues in the labs for class last night. Unfortunate since these are assessment labs for the final the students get a little frustrated when there are issues.

A couple of VMware KBs which came in handy that I am going to leave right here for future reference.

Stopping, starting, or restarting VMware vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.0 services (2109887)

Resetting the VMware vCenter Server 6.0 Inventory Service’s Individual Data Providers (2113435)

Labs are pretty stable now and everyone was able to complete all the lab tasks last night (just took a little longer than expected). Have some testing to do but things should go well for part two of the class lab assessment next week.

Have fun!


Hersey Cartwright is an IT professional with extensive experience designing, implementing, managing, and supporting technologies that improve business processes. Hersey is Solutions Architect for HPE SimpliVity covering Virginia, Washington DC, and Maryland. He holds the VMware Certified Design Expert (VCDX-DV #128) certification. Hersey actively participates in the VMware community and was awarded the VMware vExpert title in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012. He enjoys working with, teaching, and writing about virtualization and other data center technologies. Follow Hersey on Twitter @herseyc

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