I am using the vRA Wizard to install and I keep getting this error in database validation
"Another instance of the component is already installed on the server"
Now in the "Microsoft SQL Server" step I enter the Server name as "IAAS\vrealizeinstance" (the vRealizeInstance is the db named instance I created during installation).
Attached is the picture - what am i doing wrong. When I enter the IAAS\vrealizeinstance it says "another instance is already installed" - when i change the name it errors out.
TCP/ip and named pipes is enabled for db.
Not sure what is the issue.
It appears you enter the instance name in the field for the server name.
Server name: Would be the server SQL is installed on
Database name: Is where you would include the instance name
So if SQL is installed on your IaaS server, you would likely use
Server name: IaaS.domain.com
Database name: vrealizeinstance\DBName
DBName = whatever you want to call your database to be created ...
Actually the DB server name allows you to specify the port and instance (which are optional) as dbname[,port][/instance]
Now the db name does not allow any special characters so having the instance name in there won't be allowed.
So back to being stuck..
I have just faced the issue today and it seems to be that the IaaS Web Component did not get removed as a part of the rollover. I have documented my case with the resolution at my blog in case others still hit the same issue: vRA Installation Error: Another instance of the component is already installed on this server.