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vSphere Client could not connect to IP (The operation has timed out)

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We had an issue today where we were unable to logon to a ESX host via the vSphere Client. These were the sort of error messages I was getting. I spent a lot of time on Google, which lead me to many different knowledge base articles, which were not related to the issue I was having. Most were relating to file locks on the database on the ESX host, but the errors didn’t tie up with the logs on the ESX host. I ran Wireshark, and could see it had established a TCP three way handshake, but started to drop packets when trying to communicate over port 443. I found online the log that contains information for the sign on process is located here:  /var/log/vmware/vpxd/vpxd.log I checked in the log and found that port  443  was already in use.   2018-03-20T15:06:37.661Z [7F4321A15740 error 'vpxdvpxdMoReverseProxy'] [VpxdReverseProxy] Failed to create https proxy: Resource is already in use: <acceptor p:0x00007f4308117200, h:33, > 2018-03-20T15:06:37.661Z [7F4321A15740 error 'vp