The vCenter Server service starts when the machine on which it is installed is booted. You can manually restart the vCenter Server system.


  1. Log in to the vSphere Web Client with a vCenter Single Sign-on administrator account.
  2. Navigate to Administration > Deployment > System Configuration and click Services to view the list of all services within the vCenter Server system.
  3. Right-click VMware vCenter Server, select Restart, and wait for startup to complete.