My ramblings on the stuff that holds it all together
vSphere Performance Overview Page – This Program Cannot Display the Webpage
When trying to browse the performance overview tab in the vSphere client you may get this error;
“This program cannot display the webpage”
However, the advanced tab works ok and you can still build custom charts.
Luckily, this is pretty simple to fix, the cause of this problem is that the VMware Virtual Centre Management Webservices service is not running.
the VI client breaks out to an internal webservice to deliver the graphs on the performance overview page.
to fix this problem you can start the service manually.
I have seen this problem on virtualised Virtual Center installations where the VC box cannot reach it’s back-end SQL server at start-up; either because of a network problem or delayed/out of sequence start-up.
you can set the recovery options to try and work around this if you cannot fix the root cause.
Once it’s working again you get all the following charty goodness again