The Vmware VirtualCenter Service terminated unexpectedly – event 7031

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After a week of installing vcenter 5.5, I noticed the event 7031 in the system logs and the vi client keeps disconnecting every few seconds.

the install was basic. only 2 esx host, vcenters server simple install on VM machine and arround 10 vm’s. only thing I did in advance is installing sql 2012  express because the database limit is 10GB instead of 4 GB on sql 2005.

So i started to investigate. First i though it was the update manager so i disabled the plug-in, next i uninstalled the IBM V3700 plugin. none of it worked. In the end i noticed that the disk only had 5 GB left and after looking what was eating up space i found the database grew to 10 GB. So here are some steps you can take to shrink the database and truncate the logs.

  • stop the VMware VirtualCenter Server service
  • install the…

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