Lets see the important services that needs to be up and running on servers.
VMWare Vcenter server (5.1) Windows
Active Directory Web Services – This service provides a Web service interface to instances of the directory (AD DS and AD LDS) that are running locally on this server. If this service is stopped or disabled, client applications, such as Active Directory PowerShell, will not be able to access or manage any directory service instances that are running locally on this server.
VMware Authorization service – Authorization and authentication service for starting and accessing virtual machines.
VMware Tools service – Provides support for synchronizing objects between the host and guest operations systems
VMware vCenter Inventory service – Provides centralized inventory and search functions for VMware vCenter objects
VMware VirtualCenter Management Web services – Allows configuration of VMware VirtualCenter Management services
VMware VirtualCenter Server – Provides centralized management of VMware Virtual machines
VMware vSphere Profile -Driven Storage Service
VMware vSphere Update Manager service – This is a Security service that is used to scan and remediate a group of virtual machines or hosts
VMwareVCMSDS – Provides VMware VirtualCenter Server LDAP directory services
Vmware Vcenter Appliance
Run this command to see if hostd and vpxa are running:
You should see output similar to:
hostd is running
vpxa is running
Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) 12.1.6
Symantec Critical System Protection Agent – Intrusion prevention service that communicates with the SCSP Server for policies and events
Symantec Critical System Protection IDS Agent – Intrusion detection service that monitors system status and enforces security policies
Symantec Critical System Protection server – Application server which communicates with SCSP consoles, agents, and database
Symantec Critical System Protection Utility – Allows communication between SCSP Agent components
Symantec Data Processing Service – The Control Compliance Suite Data (DPS) is a single server that plays varied roles in the Control Compliance Suite
Symantec Embedded Database – Embedded database used by Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.
Symantec Endpoint Protection – Provides malware and threat protection for Symantec Endpoint Protection
Symantec Endpoint Protection Launcher – Launch service which can invoke special processes for Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager – Application server which communicates with Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager, Symantec Protection clients, and a database.
Symantec Endpoint Protection Webserver – Web server which communicates with Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager, Symantec Endpoint Protection clients, and a a database.
SEP server usually has MS SQL installed
SQL Server (CSP) – Provides storage, processing and controlled access of data, and rapid transaction processing.
SQL Server Agent (CSP) – Executes jobs, monitors SQL Server, fires alerts, and allows automation of some administrative tasks.
SQL Server Browser – Provides SQL Server connection information to client computers.
SQL Server VSS Writer – Provides the interface to backup / restore Microsoft SQL Server through the Windows VSS Infractructure.
Power Admin (PA)
PA Server Monitor – PA Server Monitor is a configurable service that can watch for many server health events and actively alert you or run actions to fix problems that are detected.
If PA is having inbuilt Microsoft SQL then
SQL Server (MSSQLSERVER) – Provides storage, processing and controlled access of data, and rapid transaction processing.
SQL Server Agent (MSSQLSERVER) – Executes jobs, monitors SQL Server, fires alerts, and allows automation of some administrative tasks.
SQL Server Integration Services 10.0 – Provides management support for SSIS package storage and exection.
Microsoft SQL Database server
Windows Active Directory server (2008 R2)