31 05, 2011

VMware Data Recovery: “Unable to access file since it is locked”

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:08+00:00 May 31st, 2011|VDR, Virtualization|2 Comments

Recently, we ran into a problem which saw "VMware VirtualCenter Service" on one of our vCenter servers crashing after every restart.  In my last post here, I documented the whole incident and its solution.  If you read the post, you'll see that I had to delete a considerable number of accumulated snapshots from the affected VM [...]

30 05, 2011

Resolved: The VMware VirtualCenter Server service terminated unexpectedly

By | 2016-12-11T15:25:08+00:00 May 30th, 2011|ESX, vCenter, Virtualization, vSphere|11 Comments

A few days back, we were hit by a problem on one of our vCenter servers (vCenter 4.0 Update 1) in that the "VMware VirtualCenter Server" service starting failing.  The message in "System" event log was "The VMware VirtualCenter Server service terminated unexpectedly.  It has done this n time(s).  The following corrective action will be taken in 300000 milliseconds: Restart [...]