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

If you have manually stopped the vCenter Server service or must start it for any reason, perform the steps below.


Go to the Services console for your version of Windows.

For example, select Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services and click VMware VirtualCenter Server.


Right-click VMware VirtualCenter Server, select Start, and wait for startup to complete.


Close the Properties dialog box.