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Monday, 14 July 2014

Reinitializing the vCenter Server database

A reinitialization of the vCenter Server database resets it to the default configuration, as if the vCenter Server was newly installed. Resetting the database may be required in these situations:
  • A rebuild of vCenter Server is required
  • Data corruption is suspected
  • Due to a request from VMware Support
To reset the database configuration:

Warning: These steps permanently erase all data in the database. Be sure to take a complete backup of the database prior to following these steps.

  1. Stop the VMware VirtualCenter Server service. For more information, see Stopping, starting, or restarting vCenter Services (1003895).
  2. Go to Start > Run, type cmd, and click OK.
  3. Navigate to the vCenter Server program files directory. By default, this directory is:

    C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\VirtualCenter\
  4. Run the command:

    vpxd.exe -b
  5. Start the VMware VirtualCenter Server service. For more information, see Stopping, starting, or restarting vCenter Services (1003895).


Note: If the issue still exists after attempting the steps in this article:
  1. Gather diagnostic information. For more information, see Collecting diagnostic information for VMware products (1008524).
  2. File a support request with VMware Technical Support and note this Knowledge Base article ID (1003979) in the problem description. For more information on filing a Support Request, see Filing a Support Request in My VMware (2006985).
For More Info Refer this KB