VSAN 6.6.1 – Service vsan-health STOPPED

vSAN Health Check plug-in is not available and displays an error:

“The vCenter server is not responding, please check your setup (status code 503)”

Starting vsan-health service manually ended with general error:

“An error occured while starting service”

Group permission on /etc/vmware-vpx/ssl is correct.

This issue is not related with Dell OMI in this version of VSAN as it was in previous versions.

Solution #1:

Re-generate the vsan configuration file:

  • take a snapshot of your VC
  • log into the VC and run following commands one by one:

          rm -rf /etc/vmware-vsan-health/config.conf

         export PYTHONPATH=/usr/lib/vmware/site-packages

         python /usr/lib/vmware-vpx/firstboot/vsanhealth_conf.py

         chown vsan-health:root /etc/vmware-vsan-health/config.conf

  • after that start vsan health-service:

         /usr/lib/vmware-vmon/vmon-cli –start vsan-health

Solution #2:

If Solution #1 didn’t resolve issue,  check silent.json in /etc/vmware-vsan-health/. If this file is empty you can remove the file and attempt to start the service once again.

P.S. Thanks VMware support.