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vCenter Server 6 Services with Description

VMware vCenter Server has many of background services running in the background which plays the vital role to run the vCenter server smoothly. If any of the service stops it will interrupt the vCenter server functionality or vCenter will not work . Services are also necessary at the time of troubleshooting & maintenance purpose.

Here i am listing the vCenter Server 6 services which you will find in your vCenter server or the vCenter Server appliance.

vCenter Server 6 Services :


Service Name Service Description
vmware-cis-license VMware License Service
VMwareComponentManager VMware Component Manager
EsxAgentManager VMware ESX Agent Manager
VMwareIdentityMgmtService VMware Identity Management Service
invsvc VMware Inventory Service
mbcs VMware Message Bus Configuration Service
vmware-network-coredump VMware vSphere ESXi Dump Collector
VMWareNetworkCoredumpWebserver VMware vSphere ESXi Dump Collector WebService
vmware-perfcharts VMware Performance Charts
vmware-autodeploy-waiter VMware vSphere Auto Deploy Waiter
rhttpproxy VMware HTTP Reverse Proxy
vmwareServiceControlAgent VMware Service Control Agent
vmware-sps VMware vSphere Profile-Driven Storage Service
VMwareSTS VMware Security Token Service
vapiEndpoint VMware vAPI Endpoint
vdcs VMware Content Library Service
VMWareAfdService VMware Authentication Framework
VMWareCertificateService VMware Certificate Service
VMWareDirectoryService VMware Directory Service
vmsyslogcollector VMware Syslog Collector
vmware-cis-config VMware Configuration Service
vmware-vpx-workflow VMware vCenter Workflow Manager
vpxd VMware vCenter Server
VServiceManager VMware vService Manager
vspherewebclientsvc vSphere Web Client
vmwarevws VMware System and Hardware Health Manager


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Mayur Parmar

Hi I am Mayur Parmar. Independent Author & Founder of Mastering VMware. I am working in IT industry for more than 4 Years with knowledge of VMware , Microsoft Server's, Linux Server's.

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