Restarting the vSphere web client service in Linux

If your vCenter is on a Linux appliance, then you must use Linux commands to restart the VMware vSphere web client service.

Steps

  1. If you are running vCenter 6.5 or later, perform the following:
    1. Use SSH to log in to the vCenter Server Appliance as root.
    2. Access the Appliance Shell or BASH Shell by using the following command: shell
    3. Stop the web client service by using the following command: service-control --stop vsphere-client
    4. Delete all stale packages on vCenter by using the following command: /etc/vmware/vsphere-client/vc-packages/vsphere-client-serenity/
    5. Start the web client service by using the following command: service-control --start vsphere-client
  2. If you are running vCenter 6.0 update 3 or later, perform the following:
    1. Use SSH to log in to the vCenter Server Appliance as root.
    2. Access the Appliance Shell or BASH Shell by using the following command: shell
    3. Navigate to the directory by using the following command: cd /bin
    4. Stop the web client service by using the following command: service-control --stop vsphere-client
    5. Delete all stale packages on vCenter by using the following command: /etc/vmware/vsphere-client/vc-packages/vsphere-client-serenity/
    6. Start the web client service by using the following command: service-control --start vsphere-client