My Openfiler iSCSI SAN failed and all virtual machines on my Virtual Center Server needed to be reboot. After reboot the “VMWare VirtualCenter Server” service failed to start showing the following error message:
I opened Windows Explorer, browsed to to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter\Logs and opened latest vpxd-XX.log log file. I found the following error in mine:
I opened C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter\ssl folder but it was empty; I searched for rui.crt in C:\ and found two other directories with similar certificate in:
- C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\Converter Enterprise\ssl
- C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\Update Manager\SSL
I copied C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\Converter Enterprise\ssl to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\VMware VirtualCenter\ssl\ and started “VMware VirtualCenter Server” service again. Now the service was successfully started. Login with VMWare Virtual Infrastructure client and connect your ESX hosts again.