Regarding VMware KB: View Admin dashboard for vCenter Server 5.1 displays the message: VC service is not working properly, I encountered this when upgrading a vCenter 5.0 host to 5.1.
When it was all said and done, I checked the View 5.1.3 console and found the vCenter objects in a red error state, saying the service was not working properly.
I edited the vCenter server in View and it gave me the incorrect username/password. Since that is one of the issues in the KB, I followed the steps to move the View domain to be above the System domain in SSO.
Seems like an obvious thing to do for a new SSO installation – wish the SSO installer would have done this.
Once moved, the vCenter objects turned green and provisioning was able to run.