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VMware VAMI – Unable to login

by Tommy Grot
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Do you have a issue with logging into VMware vCenter Appliance Management? If so there is a little work around to getting back into your VAMI! I wanted to upgrade my vCenter Server to 6.7U2 via webUI “https://<FQDN>:5480″ and I ran into this little issue.

First Enable SSH at the vCenter Level – from your Remote Console

Login into your vCenter via Console (VMRC)

Then Go into “Troubleshooting Mode Options

Then Enable SSH

Login into vCenter via SSH – Once logged in, run this command

service-control --status

Once you run the first command, then run this command to start all vCenter Services to a running and operational state.

service-control --start --all

After all the processes have been started, you may login into your vCenter VAMI, but I prefer to reboot the vCenter Server to give it a fresh start after the service fix.

After this is all done, make sure to DISABLE SSH! Just a security precaution.

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