Today while working in my home lab I faced one weird issue. I deployed a new machine from ovf template and after deployment I was not able to power on the VM. It was failing with error[code]

A general system error occurred: No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it [/code]

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I was scratching my head that what could be wrong with the virtual machine as the deployment from ovf went smooth without any issues.

On googling for the error I came to know that vCenter workflow manager service should be running else most common operations will fail. I quickly checked my vCenter services and found that service was stopped. It was set to manual and service never came back online after last reboot of my vCenter Server.

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Once service was restarted there was no issues with VM power on.

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Posted in: Vmware.
Last Modified: January 12, 2017

0 thoughts on “Unable to power on VM in vCenter server 6

  1. Sitender

    in my case, on a similar issue, even work flow service was unable to start after reboot. Solution was to change permission on WindowsTemp folder to allow write permission to everyone.

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