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Missing Content Library - vSphere 6.7

Problem:

I was trying to publish a content library externally, so I could access it from a different cluster. However, I couldn't find it. This situation makes me doubt for a while if I really had created this content library, but, I was sure I did. So dude, where’s my content library?

Missing Content Library

I had to reboot the ESXi (6.7), and the VCSA sited on it for maintenance purpose, and after this, the issue was presented. Investigating a bit more, finally, notice that the Content Library Service never started, it was Stopped.

Missing Content Library service

Solution:

Make sure that the content Library Service is started.

  1. Access the VCSA via SSH.
  2. Run the following command to check the Content Library services status.
service-control --status vmware-content-library
  1. If the service is Stopped, run the following commando to start it.
service-control --start vmware-content-library
  1. The Content Library Service will start.
Missing Content Library service
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After following the steps above, the Content Library should be visible from the vSphere Client.

Content Library

Other solutions:

VMware can be funny sometimes… if for some reasons you are unable to start the Content Library service, try out this workaround from VMware KB.

https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2147891
Juan Mulford
Juan Mulford
I have been active in IT for over fourteen years now. I am a solutions architect, working with storage, virtualization, and VDI solutions. For the past ten years, I have been living and working in Taiwan.

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