I have difficulties connecting with the Admin UI to the SCVMM server running on the same machine. This is the error message I see:
Unable to connect to the VMM management server localhost. The Virtual Machine Manager service on that server did not respond. Verify that Virtual Machine Manager has been installed on the server and that the Virtual Machine Manager service is running.
Then try to connect again. If the problem persists, restart the Virtual Machine Manager service.
I checked that the service is running and checked with the Resource Monitor that vmmservice.exe is really listening on port 8100. The Resource Monitor also shows some traffic between itself, the service and the DC. But all traffic dies down after a few seconds, then nothing happens for a minute, then I get the above error message. The only SCVMM related entry in the eventlog is this (was logged when I manually tried restarting the service):
Failed to stop service. System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object. at Microsoft.VirtualManager.Engine.VirtualManagerService.OnStop() at System.ServiceProcess.ServiceBase.DeferredStop()
But I guess that entry is of no help. Other important things that might be relevant:
- This installation worked fine three months ago. Since then only the automatic updates were installed.
- DPM (the 2012 CTP for Win8) is installed on the same server.
- After it didn't work I installed SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 (offered by Microsoft Update)
- SCVMM is part of a small test installation (~10 VMs or so), no valuable data, so there's no risk when messing around
- Control panel shows the version number 3.1.1042.0 for "Microsoft System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager".
Is there anything else I could try? How can SCVMM stop to work, all by itself? Leaves a sour taste...
Try installing the console on a different server and check if you are able to access the VMM server?
Tried that just now. Makes no difference, the result is exactly the same.
Have any other ideas?
2012年6月18日 22:46Killed this installation without a solution.
Be sure that "System Center Virtual Machine Manager" service has been started on the Server you are trying to connect to. I experienced the same error when trying to connect, so I manually started the service and VMM console connected/opened without any issues.
- 回答としてマーク Kristian NeseMVP, Moderator 2012年8月12日 9:47
VMM is depending on both the Virtual Machine Manager service and SQL server to logon. Make sure these are started, and eventually start them manually.
I have seen this behavior when SQL and VMM server is installed on the same machine (virtual) using dynamic memory.
Kristian (Virtualization and some coffee: http://kristiannese.blogspot.com )
The installation was on a physical machine and the SQL service was running. So that wasn't it.
It's weird that you accepted the previous post as an answer as the first thing I wrote in the initial post was "I checked that the service is running" after describing the problem...