When you reboot the vCenter Server machine after installing vCenter Server, the VMware VirtualCenter Management Webservices service does not start.

Problem

The VMware VirtualCenter Management Webservices service does not start automatically.

This problem can occur when vCenter Server and the database are installed on the same machine.

Procedure

Start the service manually.

Select Settings > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services > VMware VirtualCenter Management Webservices and start the service. The machine might require several minutes to start the service.