“failed to log into NFC server”

If you are logged into the VC server and you are trying to upload a file(s) to a VMFS using the Datastore Browser and you receive the error “Failed to log into NFC Server”. THe fix is a simple one, you must restart the “VMware VirtualCenter Server” service. This should clear up your issue.

4 Responses to “failed to log into NFC server”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I ran into this problem, and this was the fix for me:


  2. Thats good to know that there are other causes of this error. Mine was DNS related, I have noticed over the last couple of months that VMware heavily relies on DNS and if you are not allowed to use host files and another group manages DNS you can have a lot of interesting hiccups.

  3. AWilliams says:

    Where do you add the DNS entries On the VCenter Server or the box which you are accessing the Vcenter SErver from?

    I restarted the VC service but no luck on that as the fix.

  4. I had to place the entries not only in the the physical hosts and vCenter but also in the client workstation I was trying to upload the from. This was because the client did NOT have DNS setup yet in there environment.

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