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


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.

About Alex Hunt

Hi All I am Manish Kumar Jha aka Alex Hunt. I am currently working in VMware Software India Pvt Ltd as Operations System Engineer (vCloud Air Operations). I have around 5 Years of IT experience and have exposure on VMware vSphere, vCloud Director, RHEL and modern data center technologies like Cisco UCS and Cisco Nexus 1000v and NSX. If you find any post informational to you please press like and share it across social media and leave your comments if you want to discuss further on any post. Disclaimer: All the information on this website is published in good faith and for general information purpose only. I don’t make any warranties about the completeness, reliability and accuracy of this information. Any action you take upon the information you find on this blog is strictly at your own risk. The Views and opinions published on this blog are my own and not the opinions of my employer or any of the vendors of the product discussed.
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