vpxd.log:

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2019-06-03T05:51:26.239Z error vpxd[7F9C02B15800] [Originator@6876 sub=AuthorizeManager] Failed to add default permission: permission already exists

2019-06-03T05:51:26.240Z error vpxd[7F9C02B15800] [Originator@6876 sub=AuthorizeManager] Cannot start authorize – system has no access rules

2019-06-03T05:51:26.240Z error vpxd[7F9C02B15800] [Originator@6876 sub=AuthorizeManager] [Auth] Failed to initialize: <N7Vmacore9Authorize13AuthExceptionE(Authorize Exception)

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2019-06-03T05:51:26.241Z error vpxd[7F9C02B15800] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] Failed to initialize authorizeManager

2019-06-03T05:51:26.241Z warning vpxd[7F9C02B15800] [Originator@6876 sub=VpxProfiler] Start [VpxdAuthorize::Start()] took 1793 ms

2019-06-03T05:51:26.241Z error vpxd[7F9C02B15800] [Originator@6876 sub=Default] Failed to start VMware VirtualCenter. Shutting down

2019-06-03T05:51:26.241Z info vpxd[7F9C02B15800] [Originator@6876 sub=SupportMgr] Wrote uptime information

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Caution: This procedure modifies the database. Ensure to take a backup of the database before proceeding.

— Run below command to check the users and respective role_id:

VCDB=# select * from vpx_access;

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 id |     principal     | role_id | entity_id | flag | surr_key

—–+—————————–+———–+———–+——+———-

  1 | VSPHERE.LOCAL\Administrator | 662696332 |     1 |  1 |    1

 803 | VSPHERE.LOCAL\abc     | 662696332 |     1 |  1 |    3

(2 rows)

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— We see that for that for user VSPHERE.LOCAL\Administrator role_id is set to 662696332. Ideally it should be -1

— Update role_id to -1 with the use of below command:


update vpx_access set role_id='-1' where id=1;

— Start vCenter services