Continue to have a problem with vcenter service and vcenter web access service not starting. See this error in Windows 2008 event log:
"The description for event ID 1000 from source Vmware virtual center server cannot be found.
Either the component that raises the event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted.
You can install or repair the component on the local computer."
Knowledge base from vmware seems to point to sql server service not listening on correct port, if vcenter server installed with sql express server on same machine, does it need to be listening?
Ran a "netstat -anb" on vcenter server machine, sql server service shows as listening on port 7005, vmware indicates it should be listening on 1433. Tried using sql configuration manager to change the local port for the ip addresses to use 1433, but even after changing the port and running the netstat command, it still shows sql server service listening on 7005.
IIS is not enabled on the server and ports 80 and 443 are only open for vcenter server.
Can i just cut my losses and uninstall vcenter server and sql express and re-install, what happens if you remove vcenter server without first removing the hosts from a cluster?