If you're manually upgrading vCenter, you might run into this error. VMware tells you it's either the media or the Agent that needs to be started. But in my issue, when upgrading from vCenter 5.5 to vCenter 5.5 Update 3, I needed to enable the SQL Agent Service in Services in order to get it to work. Here's my fix: Go to Services Find SQL Server Agent Service and see that it is disabled Right click the service and change it to Automatic in properties Start the service … [Read more...] about Please make sure SQL Server Agent service is running on the Database Server
We were doing a routine upgrade of the SQL Database that's tied to the vCenter server and got a new error in Storage Views on a host. The error is below: This issue is pretty straight forward to correct. By default, Vmware ESXi 5.5.0's VMware vSphere Profile-Driven Storage Service uses the Local System as the account to manage the service. Unlike your VMware VirtualCenter Server, which probably uses a service account you created, the Local System is not equipped to start and manage the … [Read more...] about VMware vCenter – The Storage Service is not initialized. Please try again later.
There are many reasons why this particular service won't start, but a really popular reason involves clocks on the client and server. Even if the time in your taskbar and the time on your AD Server are the same, they may not be the same somewhere else on the machine, or so I've learned. Here's how to find out, and how to find out what else it may be: The Service: The service we are talking about is the Microsoft Exchange Information Store service, store.exe, or MSExchangeIS. The … [Read more...] about Microsoft Exchange Information Store service won’t start
UPDATE: After SP1, this issue is gone, and all services can be run normally. There's a good chance this issue was fixed at CU3 as I'm seeing user feedback in posts I was following claim that CU3 fixed the problem. Either way, life is better on SP1. This issue looks to be specific to Microsoft Exchange 2013 CU1. My environment is running Server 2008 R2 on a Server 2008 R2 Domain Level. At the time of this post, there is no telling if CU2 fixes the issue. Issue: Here's what you'll see in … [Read more...] about Exchange 2013 RPC Client Access Service keeps restarting