Enable MOB Service

By | October 30, 2019

When trying to reach the MOB service you get the below error message:

503 Service Unavailable (Failed to connect to endpoint: [N7Vmacore4Http20NamedPipeServiceSpecE:0x04e027b8] _serverNamespace = /mob action = Allow _pipeName =/var/run/vmware/proxy-mob)

By default the MOB service is disabled. You can enable this service in the vCenter inventory by selecting the ESXi host, go to “System” —> “Advanced System Settings”

In here look for the “Config.HostAgent.plugins.solo.enableMob” property, it’s default setting is “false” (disabled). Change the setting to enabled to activate the service.

The MOB service is now accessible from the webclient via: https://vcenter-address/mob

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