Last night I decided to browse to my vSphere server and download the latest Virtual Infrastructure client, I did this and everything went well – Too easy.
After installing this and having a play with vcenter 4, I decided to try web access so I browsed back to the default page as shown below.
I clicked on the “Log into Web Access” button and got the following error ” 503 service unavailable”
I then logged into my vSphere host and run the following command
chkconfig –list |grep “vmware-web” (double dash before list, not sure why but the font doesnt show this clearly)
Heres what I found
It now looks like Web Access is no longer automatically enabled and you have to perform the following command to make to start at boot.
chkconfig –level 345 vmware-webAccess on
and if you just want to start it the once you can run
/etc/init.d/vmware-webAccess start or service vmware-webAccess start
Hope this helps anyone out there searching.