vCenter Server Displays blank or no inventory after upgrading to vCenter Server 6.0


vCenter Server Blank Inventory

After reinstalling vCenter Server 6.0 using the same FQDN or IP on the same machine, the vSphere Web Client’s inventory is blank. To resolve this issue, you will need to follow the steps below.
Step 1. Navigate to the Managed Object Browser using a web browser:


Step 2. Select Search


Step 3. In the value textbox enter the following information:



Note the serviceIDs that are returned.
Step 4. Go back and select Select UnregisterService
Step 5. Enter your ServiceID and click Invoke Method.


I wasn’t able to reproduce this in my lab, so I didn’t have screenshots to show the unregister in step 2-5, but the steps are straight forward. 🙂

Posted by:

Sean Whitney


  1. Rob Nelson -  October 16, 2015 - 6:36 am 294


    What led you to the cm/mob to resolve this? I have a similar issue but there is no result when I invoke the search method. If I know what led you there, then maybe I can find a solution for my issue. Thanks!

    • Sean Whitney -  October 21, 2015 - 12:09 pm 299

      Hi Rob,

      I found it in the release notes 🙂


      • Rob Nelson -  October 21, 2015 - 6:00 pm 303

        Well that’s not exactly as helpful as I thought it might be 🙂 Hopefully I’ll be talking to a rep soon and will share if I find the similar-but-not-quite resolution!

  2. Richard Smith -  February 29, 2016 - 11:31 am 427

    The search returned Name, Type and Value so I assume the name is the ID we’re looking for here?

    I get this when trying to enter dynamicProperty:
    key string cm.exception.securityError.noPrivilege
    message string Principal {0} does not have required privilege {1}


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