Environment: VSphere ESXi 6.0 recently updated.
I have just moved to the VCenter Server Appliance (from windows based VCenter server). The v6 VCenter Server Appliance version required me to use server password WITH special characters.
Now I wanted to install the VUM Server in a regular Win2012R2 server and the installation ofMS SQL Server 2012 empedded completed successfully. Then I was required to enter the vcenter server name and login creds. I entered it, using the password with the required special characters. Bummer. Immediately after clicking 'Next' the error 'Setup failed with an unknown error. vCenter server credentials could not be validated.' The log displays error 199.
After some googling I find that this error is caused by using special characters in the vcenter server password. I tried to proceed by omitting the special character in the password. Then it displayed an expected 'invalid username or password' dialog.
So I cannot install the vcenter server appliance WITHOUT using special characters in the password, AND the update manager server cannot be connected to a vcenter server WITH special characters in the password. Mission impossible unless you have a clever workaround..?
Thanks for help on this issue.
You can surely use special characters, but you can't use non-english characters. Atleast that was the case for 5.5 and probably for 6.0 as well.