Unable to retrieve health data from https://<VC servername or IP address>/converter/health.xml
VMware has provided a workaround to this issue in KB 1025010. The workaround involves installing the ldp.exe application binary from Microsoft, however, since I’m running vCenter Server on Windows Server 2008 R2, the binary is already in place by default and no download and installation was required. I’ve applied the workaround and after a service restart and a brief wait, the Service Status health went completely green, which is desired.
It’s worth nothing for posterity that step 3a is missing a small piece which I have provided in red below:
Double-click DC=virtualcenter,DC=vmware,DC=int, then double-click