vCenter Inventory Service does not support binding on IPv6 interfaces by default. When you install vCenter Server, vCenter Inventory Service supports only IPv4 by default. You can enable IPv6 support for vCenter Inventory Service by modifying the Inventory Service dataservice.properties file.

Procedure

  1. Stop the vCenter Inventory Service.
    1. From the Administrative Tools control panel, select Services.
    2. Right-click vCenter Inventory Service and select Stop.
  2. In a text editor, open the file:Inventory_Service_installation_directory/lib/server/config/dataservice.properties.
  3. Change the line dataservice.nio.enabled = true to dataservice.nio.enabled = false
  4. Restart the vCenter Inventory Service.

Results

IPv6 support for vCenter Inventory Service is enabled.