A general system error occurred: internal error: vim.fault.InvalidLogin

When trying to reconnect a vCenter Managed ESXi Host, you receive the following message

A general system error occurred: internal error: vim.fault.InvalidLogin

There’s an easy fix to this issue.

Note: The following fix is not valid if you have enabled lockdown mode for your Esxi server.

  • Connect directly to the ESXi server with the vSphere Client,
  • Under Configuration Tab find and pick Security Profile.
  • Select Properties
  • Select VMware VirtualCenter Agent
  • Button Options
  • Press Stop
  • Start a Session to your vCenter Server with the vSphere Client
  • Try Reconnecting Host.

vCenter Server doesn’t find VirtualCenter Agent running on Esxi and deploys a new agent to server when it is reconnected in vCenter.

Posted in: Vmware.
Last Modified: December 21, 2014

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