vCenter Service & Hardware Status won’t display.

A couple of times now, I have ran into the following error with vCenter 5.1 loaded on Server 2003 x64 when opening up vCenter Plug-in Manager:
The following error occurred while downloading the script plugin from The client could not send a complete request to the server. (The underlying connection was closed: An unexpected error occurred on a send.)
The issue in each case has been due to missing AES Cipher suites in Server 2003.  Running the following Micrsoft Hotfix has resolved it in both cases:

About AJ McKean

Based in sunny Tauranga, New Zealand, AJ McKean is a Senior Systems Engineer in Mt Maunganui. With over 15 years of professional IT experience working in both New Zealand and the United States, he holds several certifications including MCSE(2000-2003), MCITP:Enterprise(2008), MCSA(2012), VMware VCP-DCV5.5, CompTIA A+ & is an HP Storage Architect. He is passionate about all things IT, especially virtualization, automation & cloud technologies.

2 Responses to “vCenter Service & Hardware Status won’t display.”

  1. Vaibhav says :

    Thanks it worked for me !!

  2. AJ McKean says :

    Awesome, glad to hear it! Thanks for checking out the site. 🙂

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