You can use the vCenter Server Management Interface to view the status of vCenter Server components and to start, stop, and restart services.
Log in to the vCenter Server Management Interface as root.
- In the vCenter Server Management Interface, click Services.
The Services page displays a table of the installed services that can be sorted by name, startup type, health, and state.
- Select a service and click SET STARTUP TYPE to configure either Manual or Automatic start of a service.
- Select a service and click START to start a service.
- Select a service and clilck STOP to stop, or RESTART to restart a service, then click OK.
Warning: Stopping or Restarting some services may lead to functionality becoming temporarily unavailable.