After installing NetApp Virtual Storage Console v6.0 or 6.1, the installation is functional and working until a reboot of the vCenter Server.
- vSphere 6.0 Update 1b
- VSC 6.1 (or 6.0)
- Windows 2012 R2, Windows 2012, Windows 2008 R2
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The issue seems to be the VSC service (Virtual Storage Console for VMware vSphere Server - NVPF) doesn’t start after a reboot. It is set to [Automatic] but it attempts to start before the necessary vCenter services are running and gives up. This explains why it would work after installation but after a reboot it'd stop and throw the fault error. I manually started the VSC service then opened a new web client session and no errors when accessing the VSC summary page.
The fix I used to handle the reboot was to add a service dependency to the VSC service. I chose the vSphere Web Client service which is one of the last vCenter services to start.
Open a PowerShell window using ‘Run As Administrator’ then enter the following command:
& sc.exe config NVPF depend= vspherewebclientsvc
Note there is a [space]
after the equal sign
I have rebuilt and rebooted the vCenter multiple times and it has worked every time. Tested on Windows 2012 R2, Windows 2012, and Windows 2008 R2 - all showed the same issue.Also posted on VMware Communties (https://communities.vmware.com/message/2565159)