Stopping, starting, or restarting VCSA services

When working with vCenter Appliance it is bit hard to manage the relavent services.
 

If you can access the web-based GUI, then the thing are simple. You can Log in to the vSphere Web Client with a vCenter Single Sign-on administrator account. The go to Administration > Deployment > System Configuration.
 

What if you can’t get there and you don’t have a possibility to login into the web-based UI, to check for the services status? Then you need SSH console. Log in as root through an SSH or console session on the vCenter Server Appliance.
 

  • Run this command to enable the shell:

shell.set –enabled true

  • Run this command to launch the shell:

shell

  • Run this to change directories to /bin:

cd /bin

  • Run this command to list the vCenter Server Appliance services:

service-control –list

  • To view the current status of the vCenter Server Appliance services, type the command:

service-control –status

  • To Manage all the services you can use:

service-control –start –all / service-control –stop –all

  • TO START A SPECIFIED SERVICE

service-control –start servicename

  • TO STOP A SPECIFIED SERVICE

service-control –stop servicename

[source: kb.vmware.com]