You must run the vSphere Web Access service in the ESX host before you use your Web browser to connect. If the service is not currently running, you cannot log in.

You must have root privileges to check the status and run the vSphere Web Access service.


Log in to the ESX host using root privileges.


Type the command to check whether the Web Access service is running.

service vmware-webAccess status

A message appears that says whether the service is running.


(Optional) If vSphere Web Access is not running, type the command to start Web Access.

service vmware-webAccess start

You can now use vSphere Web Access to log in to the ESX host.