vCenter VMware VirtualCenter Server WIll Not Stay Started

vCenter VMware VirtualCenter Server WIll Not Stay Started

Installation of vCenter Server succeeds, but services will not stay started. The most recent vpxd log shows the following error:

[2010-10-11 16:51:49.252 03800 error ‘App’] [VpxVmomi] Failed to create WebService socket: class Vmacore::SystemException(An attempt was made to access a socket in a way forbidden by its access permissions. )

[2010-10-11 16:51:49.252 03800 error ‘App’] [VpxdVmomi] Failed to start VMOMI services: An attempt was made to access a socket in a way forbidden by its access permissions.

[2010-10-11 16:51:49.252 03800 info ‘App’] Shutting down VMware VirtualCenter…

In this case McAfee EPO FrameWork Service was using the same port as the vCenter service. This can be verified by stopping the FrameworkService.exe process.

To resolve this issue change the vCenter HTTP/HTTPS Service ports to a port other than 8443/8080.