Dimplegopi
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Fresh install of VC 6.0 update1 failing.

Fresh install of VC 6.0 update1 failing.

VMware-VIMSetup-all-6.0.0-3040890

Tried on windows 2008 R2 ent SP1.


Tried multiple times by cleanup the folders/services, still no success as of now.

Any help on this is much appreciated.


Traceback (most recent call last):

  File "C:\Program Files\VMware\vCenter Server\firstboot\vmafd-firstboot.py", line 16, in <module>

    from identityinstall import vmafdInstall as VMAfdInstall

  File "C:\Program Files\VMware\vCenter Server\firstboot\identityinstall\vmafdInstall.py", line 34, in <module>

    import vmca

ImportError: DLL load failed: The operating system cannot run %1.

vcsservicemanager failing with below errors:

Vminst logs:

2016-01-12 00:42:17.471-05:00| vcsInstUtil-3018519| I: LaunchPkgMgr: Telling child to install "E:\vCenter-Server\Packages\vmware-vws.msi" with "ALLUSERS=1 ARPSYSTEMCOMPONENT=1 INSTALLPATH="C:\Program Files\VMware\vCenter Server\" APPDATAPATH="C:\ProgramData\VMware\vCenterServer\" " details 0

2016-01-12 00:42:17.552-05:00| vcsInstUtil-3018519| I: wWinMain: Exe is told to run "E:\vCenter-Server\Packages\vmware-vws.msi" with "ALLUSERS=1 ARPSYSTEMCOMPONENT=1 INSTALLPATH="C:\Program Files\VMware\vCenter Server\" APPDATAPATH="C:\ProgramData\VMware\vCenterServer\" " details 0

2016-01-12 00:42:22.803-05:00| vcsInstUtil-3018519| I: wWinMain: MSI install of "E:\vCenter-Server\Packages\vmware-vws.msi" reports success

2016-01-12 00:42:22.803-05:00| vcsInstUtil-3018519| I: InstallStatus_SetStage: install stage: install-packages / vcsservicemanager.msi

2016-01-12 00:42:22.839-05:00| vcsInstUtil-3018519| I: InstallStatus_SetStage: install stage: configure-packages / (NULL)

2016-01-12 00:42:22.869-05:00| vcsInstUtil-3018519| I: LaunchPkgMgr: Hiding the cancel button

2016-01-12 00:42:22.869-05:00| vcsInstUtil-3018519| I: Entering function: PitCA_HideCancelButton

2016-01-12 00:42:22.870-05:00| vcsInstUtil-3018519| I: PitCA_HideCancelButton: Successful in hiding the Cancel button.

2016-01-12 00:42:22.870-05:00| vcsInstUtil-3018519| I: Leaving function: PitCA_HideCancelButton

2016-01-12 00:42:22.870-05:00| vcsInstUtil-3018519| I: LaunchPkgMgr: Telling child to install "E:\vCenter-Server\Packages\vcsservicemanager.msi" with "ALLUSERS=1 ARPSYSTEMCOMPONENT=1 INSTALLPATH="C:\Program Files\VMware\vCenter Server\" APPDATAPATH="C:\ProgramData\VMware\vCenterServer\" PARENTUILEVEL=5 DEBUG_SKIP_ROLLBACK=0 FIRSTBOOT=1 UPDATEBOOT=1" details 1

2016-01-12 00:42:22.890-05:00| vcsInstUtil-3018519| I: wWinMain: Exe is told to run "E:\vCenter-Server\Packages\vcsservicemanager.msi" with "ALLUSERS=1 ARPSYSTEMCOMPONENT=1 INSTALLPATH="C:\Program Files\VMware\vCenter Server\" APPDATAPATH="C:\ProgramData\VMware\vCenterServer\" PARENTUILEVEL=5 DEBUG_SKIP_ROLLBACK=0 FIRSTBOOT=1 UPDATEBOOT=1" details 1

2016-01-12 00:42:27.053-05:00| vcsInstUtil-3018519| I: Entering function: VM_RunFirstBoot

2016-01-12 00:42:27.054-05:00| vcsInstUtil-3018519| I: RunFirstLastUpdateboot: Action Started

2016-01-12 00:42:27.055-05:00| vcsInstUtil-3018519| I: RunFirstLastUpdateboot: Established explicit progress

2016-01-12 00:42:27.055-05:00| vcsInstUtil-3018519| I: RunFirstLastUpdateboot: DEBUG: silentMode 0

2016-01-12 00:42:27.056-05:00| vcsInstUtil-3018519| I: RunFirstLastUpdateboot: Told to run "C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe /S /C ""C:\Program Files\VMware\vCenter Server\bin\run-firstboot-scripts.bat"""

2016-01-12 00:42:27.056-05:00| vcsInstUtil-3018519| I: RunFirstLastUpdateboot: could not read env variable: 203

2016-01-12 00:42:27.056-05:00| vcsInstUtil-3018519| I: RunFirstLastUpdateboot: got current env variable: "C:\ProgramData\VMware\vCenterServer\logs"

2016-01-12 00:42:27.056-05:00| vcsInstUtil-3018519| I: RunFirstLastUpdateboot: Got log env var: "C:\ProgramData\VMware\vCenterServer\logs"

2016-01-12 00:42:27.056-05:00| vcsInstUtil-3018519| I: RunFirstLastUpdateboot: Status file directory is "C:\ProgramData\VMware\vCenterServer\logs\firstboot\"

2016-01-12 00:42:27.056-05:00| vcsInstUtil-3018519| I: RunFirstLastUpdateboot: Status file path is "C:\ProgramData\VMware\vCenterServer\logs\firstboot\fbInstall.json"

2016-01-12 00:42:27.056-05:00| vcsInstUtil-3018519| I: RunFirstLastUpdateboot: Monitoring common status file

2016-01-12 00:42:27.056-05:00| vcsInstUtil-3018519| I: Entering function: LaunchProcAndMonitorCommonStatusFile

2016-01-12 00:42:27.056-05:00| vcsInstUtil-3018519| I: Entering function: LaunchProcAndMonitorStatus

2016-01-12 00:42:27.057-05:00| vcsInstUtil-3018519| I: LaunchProcAndMonitorStatus: Launching "C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe /S /C ""C:\Program Files\VMware\vCenter Server\bin\run-firstboot-scripts.bat""" in "C:\Windows\system32\"

2016-01-12 00:42:27.064-05:00| vcsInstUtil-3018519| I: LaunchProcAndMonitorStatus: Launched process with pid 2752 tid 3820

2016-01-12 00:42:27.064-05:00| vcsInstUtil-3018519| I: Entering function: MonitorStatusFile

2016-01-12 00:42:27.064-05:00| vcsInstUtil-3018519| I: MonitorStatusFile: Status file directory is "C:\ProgramData\VMware\vCenterServer\logs\firstboot\"

2016-01-12 00:42:27.064-05:00| vcsInstUtil-3018519| I: MonitorStatusFile: Monitoring directory "C:\ProgramData\VMware\vCenterServer\logs\firstboot\" for file "fbInstall.json"

2016-01-12 00:42:27.064-05:00| vcsInstUtil-3018519| I: MonitorStatusFile: Started execution of process

2016-01-12 00:42:36.989-05:00| vcsInstUtil-3018519| I: Entering function: ParseStatusFile

2016-01-12 00:42:36.989-05:00| vcsInstUtil-3018519| I: ParseStatusFile: STATUS: 0%: ""

2016-01-12 00:42:36.989-05:00| vcsInstUtil-3018519| I: ParseStatusFile: Calling callback with 0 -> 0 ""

2016-01-12 00:42:36.989-05:00| vcsInstUtil-3018519| I: Entering function: UpdatePkgMgrProgressFromStatusFile

2016-01-12 00:42:36.990-05:00| vcsInstUtil-3018519| I: ProcessMsiMsg: ACTIONDATA reporting ""

2016-01-12 00:42:37.026-05:00| vcsInstUtil-3018519| I: Leaving function: UpdatePkgMgrProgressFromStatusFile

2016-01-12 00:42:37.027-05:00| vcsInstUtil-3018519| I: Leaving function: ParseStatusFile

2016-01-12 00:42:42.042-05:00| vcsInstUtil-3018519| I: Entering function: ParseStatusFile

2016-01-12 00:42:42.048-05:00| vcsInstUtil-3018519| I: ParseStatusFile: STATUS: 0%: "Starting VMware Appliance Configuration..."

2016-01-12 00:42:42.048-05:00| vcsInstUtil-3018519| I: ParseStatusFile: Calling callback with 0 -> 0 "Starting VMware Appliance Configuration..."

2016-01-12 00:42:42.048-05:00| vcsInstUtil-3018519| I: Entering function: UpdatePkgMgrProgressFromStatusFile

2016-01-12 00:42:42.048-05:00| vcsInstUtil-3018519| I: ProcessMsiMsg: ACTIONDATA reporting "Starting VMware Appliance Configuration..."

2016-01-12 00:42:42.088-05:00| vcsInstUtil-3018519| I: Leaving function: UpdatePkgMgrProgressFromStatusFile

2016-01-12 00:42:42.089-05:00| vcsInstUtil-3018519| I: Leaving function: ParseStatusFile

2016-01-12 00:42:44.872-05:00| vcsInstUtil-3018519| I: Entering function: ParseStatusFile

2016-01-12 00:42:44.880-05:00| vcsInstUtil-3018519| I: ParseStatusFile: curr error msg: "Encountered an internal error. --> what is this internal error ???

see C:\ProgramData\VMware\vCenterServer\logs\firstboot\vmafd-firstboot.py_160_stderr.log"

2016-01-12 00:42:44.880-05:00| vcsInstUtil-3018519| E: ParseStatusFile: Displaying error message for " ": "Encountered an internal error.

see C:\ProgramData\VMware\vCenterServer\logs\firstboot\vmafd-firstboot.py_160_stderr.log

This is an unrecoverable error, please retry install. If you run into this error again, please collect a support bundle and open a support request."

Another point: even after installation failed, VMware vCenter configuration service is up and running.this only 1 vmwre service visible in. dont know why did the cleanup not happened for this??

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Klean
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Were you able to resolve this? I'm running into the same problem. I'd appreciate any help you can offer.

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ashal
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Hi I'm having the same issue as well on a fresh install. Can't put my finger on it either. Smiley Sad

  • VMware-VIMSetup-all-6.0.0-3634788.ISO
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Dot Net 3.5 Installed
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Native Client installed

vminst.log

2016-08-26 12:52:36.512+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: ProcessMsiMsg: ACTIONDATA reporting "Starting VMware Appliance Configuration..."

2016-08-26 12:52:36.513+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: Leaving function: UpdatePkgMgrProgressFromStatusFile

2016-08-26 12:52:36.514+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: Leaving function: ParseStatusFile

2016-08-26 12:52:40.617+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: Entering function: ParseStatusFile

2016-08-26 12:52:40.618+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: ParseStatusFile: curr error msg: "Encountered an internal error.

see C:\ProgramData\VMware\vCenterServer\logs\firstboot\vmafd-firstboot.py_6712_stderr.log"

2016-08-26 12:52:40.618+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| E: ParseStatusFile: Displaying error message for " ": "Encountered an internal error.

see C:\ProgramData\VMware\vCenterServer\logs\firstboot\vmafd-firstboot.py_6712_stderr.log

This is an unrecoverable error, please retry install. If you run into this error again, please collect a support bundle and open a support request."

2016-08-26 13:42:10.233+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: Entering function: ShowMessageQueue

2016-08-26 13:42:10.233+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: Leaving function: ShowMessageQueue

2016-08-26 13:42:10.234+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: Entering function: ShowMessageQueue

2016-08-26 13:42:10.234+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: Leaving function: ShowMessageQueue

2016-08-26 13:42:10.234+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: ParseStatusFile: got error or success

2016-08-26 13:42:10.234+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: ParseStatusFile: keeping completed status file: C:\ProgramData\VMware\vCenterServer\logs\firstboot\fbInstall.json

2016-08-26 13:42:10.234+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: Leaving function: ParseStatusFile

2016-08-26 13:42:10.234+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: MonitorStatusFile: Parse callback gave final result: 0

2016-08-26 13:42:10.234+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: MonitorStatusFile: called parse callback 3 times

2016-08-26 13:42:10.234+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: MonitorStatusFile: No need to wait for process to complete

2016-08-26 13:42:10.234+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: MonitorStatusFile: Process's job tree still hasn't terminated, waiting

2016-08-26 13:42:10.234+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: MonitorStatusFile: Wait on process's job tree has completed: 0

2016-08-26 13:42:10.234+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: Leaving function: MonitorStatusFile

2016-08-26 13:42:10.234+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| E: LaunchProcAndMonitorStatus: Failure detected while monitoring status file

2016-08-26 13:42:10.234+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| E: LaunchProcAndMonitorStatus: Job still alive, terminating

2016-08-26 13:42:10.234+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: Leaving function: LaunchProcAndMonitorStatus

2016-08-26 13:42:10.234+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: Leaving function: LaunchProcAndMonitorCommonStatusFile

2016-08-26 13:42:10.234+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| E: RunFirstLastUpdateboot: Failed to run boot script: "C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe /S /C ""C:\Program Files\VMware\vCenter Server\bin\run-firstboot-scripts.bat"""

2016-08-26 13:42:10.235+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: Leaving function: VM_RunFirstBoot

2016-08-26 13:42:10.271+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: Entering function: VM_RunLastBoot

2016-08-26 13:42:10.272+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: RunFirstLastUpdateboot: Action Started

2016-08-26 13:42:10.272+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: RunFirstLastUpdateboot: Established explicit progress

2016-08-26 13:42:10.273+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: RunFirstLastUpdateboot: DEBUG: silentMode 0

2016-08-26 13:42:10.273+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: RunFirstLastUpdateboot: Told to run "C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe /S /C ""C:\Program Files\VMware\vCenter Server\bin\run-uninstall-scripts.bat" --operation ROLLBACK""

2016-08-26 13:42:10.273+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: RunFirstLastUpdateboot: could not read env variable: 203

2016-08-26 13:42:10.274+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: RunFirstLastUpdateboot: got current env variable: "C:\ProgramData\VMware\vCenterServer\logs"

2016-08-26 13:42:10.274+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: RunFirstLastUpdateboot: Got log env var: "C:\ProgramData\VMware\vCenterServer\logs"

2016-08-26 13:42:10.274+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: RunFirstLastUpdateboot: Status file directory is "C:\ProgramData\VMware\vCenterServer\logs\uninstall\"

2016-08-26 13:42:10.274+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: RunFirstLastUpdateboot: Status file path is "C:\ProgramData\VMware\vCenterServer\logs\uninstall\fbInstall.json"

2016-08-26 13:42:10.274+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: RunFirstLastUpdateboot: Monitoring common status file

2016-08-26 13:42:10.274+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: Entering function: LaunchProcAndMonitorCommonStatusFile

2016-08-26 13:42:10.274+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: Entering function: LaunchProcAndMonitorStatus

2016-08-26 13:42:10.276+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: LaunchProcAndMonitorStatus: Launching "C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe /S /C ""C:\Program Files\VMware\vCenter Server\bin\run-uninstall-scripts.bat" --operation ROLLBACK"" in "C:\Windows\system32\"

2016-08-26 13:42:10.278+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: LaunchProcAndMonitorStatus: Launched process with pid 5972 tid 5940

2016-08-26 13:42:10.278+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: Entering function: MonitorStatusFile

2016-08-26 13:42:10.278+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: MonitorStatusFile: Status file directory is "C:\ProgramData\VMware\vCenterServer\logs\uninstall\"

2016-08-26 13:42:10.278+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: MonitorStatusFile: Monitoring directory "C:\ProgramData\VMware\vCenterServer\logs\uninstall\" for file "fbInstall.json"

2016-08-26 13:42:10.279+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: MonitorStatusFile: Started execution of process

2016-08-26 13:42:10.540+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: MonitorStatusFile: Other process terminated with 1, exiting

2016-08-26 13:42:10.540+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: MonitorStatusFile: Calling status parser one last time

2016-08-26 13:42:10.540+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: Entering function: ParseStatusFile

2016-08-26 13:42:10.540+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| E: ParseStatusFile: Status file "C:\ProgramData\VMware\vCenterServer\logs\uninstall\fbInstall.json" was not found

2016-08-26 13:42:10.540+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: Leaving function: ParseStatusFile

2016-08-26 13:42:10.540+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| E: MonitorStatusFile: Final parse callback didn't provide final result

2016-08-26 13:42:10.540+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| E: MonitorStatusFile: Don't know final status, assuming failure

2016-08-26 13:42:10.540+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: MonitorStatusFile: called parse callback 0 times

2016-08-26 13:42:10.540+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: MonitorStatusFile: No need to wait for process to complete

2016-08-26 13:42:10.540+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: MonitorStatusFile: Process's job tree still hasn't terminated, waiting

2016-08-26 13:42:10.540+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: MonitorStatusFile: Wait on process's job tree has completed: 0

2016-08-26 13:42:10.541+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: Leaving function: MonitorStatusFile

2016-08-26 13:42:10.541+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| E: LaunchProcAndMonitorStatus: Failure detected while monitoring status file

2016-08-26 13:42:10.541+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| E: LaunchProcAndMonitorStatus: Job still alive, terminating

2016-08-26 13:42:10.541+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: Leaving function: LaunchProcAndMonitorStatus

2016-08-26 13:42:10.541+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: Leaving function: LaunchProcAndMonitorCommonStatusFile

2016-08-26 13:42:10.541+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| E: RunFirstLastUpdateboot: Failed to run boot script: "C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe /S /C ""C:\Program Files\VMware\vCenter Server\bin\run-uninstall-scripts.bat" --operation ROLLBACK""

2016-08-26 13:42:10.541+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: Leaving function: VM_RunLastBoot

2016-08-26 13:42:10.572+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| E: wWinMain: MSI result of install of "X:\vCenter-Server\Packages\vcsservicemanager.msi" may have failed: 1603 (0x00000643)

2016-08-26 13:42:10.572+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| E: LaunchPkgMgr: Operation on vcsservicemanager.msi appears to have failed: 1603 (0x00000643)

2016-08-26 13:42:10.573+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: PitCA_MessageBox: Displaying message: "Installation of component VCSServiceManager failed with error code '1603'. Check the logs for more details."

2016-08-26 13:42:17.907+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: LaunchPkgMgr: Telling child to revert transaction

2016-08-26 13:42:17.907+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: InstallStatus_SetStage: install stage: install-packages / revert-transaction

2016-08-26 13:42:58.541+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: EndTransaction: Chain transaction 1 rollback result 0

2016-08-26 13:42:58.541+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: wWinMain: We've been told our work is done, terminating

2016-08-26 13:42:58.541+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: wWinMain: Releasing install mutex

2016-08-26 13:42:58.541+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: Leaving function: wWinMain

2016-08-26 13:42:58.541+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: LaunchPkgMgr: DLL got exe done: 0

2016-08-26 13:42:58.541+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: LaunchPkgMgr: disconnected pipe

2016-08-26 13:42:58.570+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| E: LaunchPkgMgr: Overall operation has failed

2016-08-26 13:42:58.591+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: Entering function: VM_FinishInstallWithError

vmafd-firstboot.py_6712_stderr.log

Traceback (most recent call last):

  File "C:\Program Files\VMware\vCenter Server\firstboot\vmafd-firstboot.py", line 16, in <module>

    from identityinstall import vmafdInstall as VMAfdInstall

  File "C:\Program Files\VMware\vCenter Server\firstboot\identityinstall\vmafdInstall.py", line 34, in <module>

    import vmca

ImportError: DLL load failed: The operating system cannot run %1.

vc-install.txt

[39] vmware-vsanmgmt.msi              2016-08-26 12:51:32 [00:00:04]

  [40] vmware-vsm.msi                  2016-08-26 12:51:36 [00:00:04]

  [41] vmware-webclient.msi            2016-08-26 12:51:40 [00:00:08]

  [42] vmware-perfcharts.msi            2016-08-26 12:51:48 [00:00:19]

  [43] vmware-vws.msi                  2016-08-26 12:52:07 [00:00:04]

  [44] vcsservicemanager.msi            2016-08-26 12:52:11 [00:50:06]

  [45] revert-transaction              2016-08-26 13:42:17

Package Configuration Phases: [2 of 27]

  [ 1] visl-support-firstboot

  [ 2] vmafd-firstboot

Error Detail:

{

  "componentKey" : "vmafdd",

  "detail" : [

      {

        "args" : [

            "see C:\\ProgramData\\VMware\\vCenterServer\\logs\\firstboot\\vmafd-firstboot.py_6712_stderr.log"

        ],

        "id" : "install.ciscommon.internal.error",

        "localized" : "Encountered an internal error.\n\nsee C:\\ProgramData\\VMware\\vCenterServer\\logs\\firstboot\\vmafd-firstboot.py_6712_stderr.log",

        "translatable" : "Encountered an internal error.\n\n%(0)s"

      }

  ],

  "problemId" : null,

  "resolution" : {

      "id" : "install.default.failure.resolution",

      "localized" : "This is an unrecoverable error, please retry install. If you run into this error again, please collect a support bundle and open a support request.",

      "translatable" : "This is an unrecoverable error, please retry install. If you run into this error again, please collect a support bundle and open a support request."

  }

}

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ashal
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So believe it or not, two minutes after posting my issue, I got it working :smileygrin:

I did a couple of things that hopefully got it working.

1. just randomly went and ran X:\vCenter-Server\Packages\VCSServiceManager.msi to see if it ran, which it did (no errors)

(got this in the vminst.log)

2016-08-26 16:03:56.234+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: UpdatePackageList: File: X:\vCenter-Server\Packages\vcsservicemanager.msi

2016-08-26 16:03:56.234+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: UpdatePackageList: VersionCompare - Version: 6.0.0.18915 VersionInstalled: 6.0.0.18915 Res: 0

2016-08-26 16:03:56.234+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: UpdatePackageList: ProductCodeCompare - ProductCode: {DFCE6C56-9346-48D8-83B1-00AB15D318FA} ProductCodeInstalled: {DFCE6C56-9346-48D8-83B1-00AB15D318FA} Res: 0

2016-08-26 16:03:56.234+10:00| vcsInstUtil-3634789| I: UpdatePackageList: Disabling installation of package X:\vCenter-Server\Packages\vcsservicemanager.msi (version is smaller than or equal to the one already on the system)

2. Dropped my UAC settings from notify me when apps try to changes to my computer (Default) => Never notify me

3. Ran X:\vCenter-Server\VMware-vCenter-Server.exe as Administrator (even though I was an admin)

Good luck!

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ashal
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HOLD YOUR HORSES!!!

Even though that Vcenter server looked like it installed.   none of the services are running..  back to the drawing board for me

C:\Program Files\VMware\vCenter Server\bin>service-control --status

INFO:root:Service: vmware-cis-config, Action: status

Service: vmware-cis-config, Action: status

2016-08-26T07:40:17.371Z   State for service vmware-cis-config: STOPPED

INFO:root:Service: rhttpproxy, Action: status

Service: rhttpproxy, Action: status

2016-08-26T07:40:17.373Z   ERROR unable to query service rhttpproxy, (1060, 'Get

ServiceKeyName', 'The specified service does not exist as an installed service.'

)

2016-08-26T07:40:17.373Z   State for service rhttpproxy: UNKNOWN

INFO:root:Service: vmware-license, Action: status

Service: vmware-license, Action: status

2016-08-26T07:40:17.376Z   ERROR unable to query service vmware-license, (1060,

'GetServiceKeyName', 'The specified service does not exist as an installed servi

ce.')

2016-08-26T07:40:17.377Z   State for service vmware-license: UNKNOWN

INFO:root:Service: VMWareNetworkCoredumpWebserver, Action: status

Service: VMWareNetworkCoredumpWebserver, Action: status

2016-08-26T07:40:17.380Z   ERROR unable to query service VMWareNetworkCoredumpWe

bserver, (1060, 'GetServiceKeyName', 'The specified service does not exist as an

installed service.')

2016-08-26T07:40:17.381Z   State for service VMWareNetworkCoredumpWebserver: UNK

NOWN

INFO:root:Service: vmware-psc-client, Action: status

Service: vmware-psc-client, Action: status

2016-08-26T07:40:17.384Z   ERROR unable to query service vmware-psc-client, (106

0, 'GetServiceKeyName', 'The specified service does not exist as an installed se

rvice.')

2016-08-26T07:40:17.386Z   State for service vmware-psc-client: UNKNOWN

INFO:root:Service: vmwareServiceControlAgent, Action: status

Service: vmwareServiceControlAgent, Action: status

2016-08-26T07:40:17.388Z   ERROR unable to query service vmwareServiceControlAge

nt, (1060, 'GetServiceKeyName', 'The specified service does not exist as an inst

alled service.')

2016-08-26T07:40:17.390Z   State for service vmwareServiceControlAgent: UNKNOWN

INFO:root:Service: vmware-network-coredump, Action: status

Service: vmware-network-coredump, Action: status

2016-08-26T07:40:17.393Z   ERROR unable to query service vmware-network-coredump

, (1060, 'GetServiceKeyName', 'The specified service does not exist as an instal

led service.')

2016-08-26T07:40:17.394Z   State for service vmware-network-coredump: UNKNOWN

INFO:root:Service: vapiEndpoint, Action: status

Service: vapiEndpoint, Action: status

2016-08-26T07:40:17.396Z   ERROR unable to query service vapiEndpoint, (1060, 'G

etServiceKeyName', 'The specified service does not exist as an installed service

.')

2016-08-26T07:40:17.398Z   State for service vapiEndpoint: UNKNOWN

INFO:root:Service: invsvc, Action: status

Service: invsvc, Action: status

2016-08-26T07:40:17.400Z   ERROR unable to query service invsvc, (1060, 'GetServ

iceKeyName', 'The specified service does not exist as an installed service.')

2016-08-26T07:40:17.402Z   State for service invsvc: UNKNOWN

INFO:root:Service: mbcs, Action: status

Service: mbcs, Action: status

2016-08-26T07:40:17.404Z   ERROR unable to query service mbcs, (1060, 'GetServic

eKeyName', 'The specified service does not exist as an installed service.')

2016-08-26T07:40:17.406Z   State for service mbcs: UNKNOWN

INFO:root:Service: vpxd, Action: status

Service: vpxd, Action: status

2016-08-26T07:40:17.408Z   ERROR unable to query service vpxd, (1060, 'GetServic

eKeyName', 'The specified service does not exist as an installed service.')

2016-08-26T07:40:17.409Z   State for service vpxd: UNKNOWN

INFO:root:Service: EsxAgentManager, Action: status

Service: EsxAgentManager, Action: status

2016-08-26T07:40:17.412Z   ERROR unable to query service EsxAgentManager, (1060,

'GetServiceKeyName', 'The specified service does not exist as an installed serv

ice.')

2016-08-26T07:40:17.413Z   State for service EsxAgentManager: UNKNOWN

INFO:root:Service: vmware-autodeploy-waiter, Action: status

Service: vmware-autodeploy-waiter, Action: status

2016-08-26T07:40:17.415Z   ERROR unable to query service vmware-autodeploy-waite

r, (1060, 'GetServiceKeyName', 'The specified service does not exist as an insta

lled service.')

2016-08-26T07:40:17.417Z   State for service vmware-autodeploy-waiter: UNKNOWN

INFO:root:Service: vimPBSM, Action: status

Service: vimPBSM, Action: status

2016-08-26T07:40:17.419Z   ERROR unable to query service vimPBSM, (1060, 'GetSer

viceKeyName', 'The specified service does not exist as an installed service.')

2016-08-26T07:40:17.421Z   State for service vimPBSM: UNKNOWN

INFO:root:Service: vdcs, Action: status

Service: vdcs, Action: status

2016-08-26T07:40:17.423Z   ERROR unable to query service vdcs, (1060, 'GetServic

eKeyName', 'The specified service does not exist as an installed service.')

2016-08-26T07:40:17.424Z   State for service vdcs: UNKNOWN

INFO:root:Service: vmsyslogcollector, Action: status

Service: vmsyslogcollector, Action: status

2016-08-26T07:40:17.426Z   ERROR unable to query service vmsyslogcollector, (106

0, 'GetServiceKeyName', 'The specified service does not exist as an installed se

rvice.')

2016-08-26T07:40:17.428Z   State for service vmsyslogcollector: UNKNOWN

INFO:root:Service: vmware-vpx-workflow, Action: status

Service: vmware-vpx-workflow, Action: status

2016-08-26T07:40:17.430Z   ERROR unable to query service vmware-vpx-workflow, (1

060, 'GetServiceKeyName', 'The specified service does not exist as an installed

service.')

2016-08-26T07:40:17.431Z   State for service vmware-vpx-workflow: UNKNOWN

INFO:root:Service: vsan-health, Action: status

Service: vsan-health, Action: status

2016-08-26T07:40:17.434Z   ERROR unable to query service vsan-health, (1060, 'Ge

tServiceKeyName', 'The specified service does not exist as an installed service.

')

2016-08-26T07:40:17.435Z   State for service vsan-health: UNKNOWN

INFO:root:Service: VServiceManager, Action: status

Service: VServiceManager, Action: status

2016-08-26T07:40:17.437Z   ERROR unable to query service VServiceManager, (1060,

'GetServiceKeyName', 'The specified service does not exist as an installed serv

ice.')

2016-08-26T07:40:17.439Z   State for service VServiceManager: UNKNOWN

INFO:root:Service: vspherewebclientsvc, Action: status

Service: vspherewebclientsvc, Action: status

2016-08-26T07:40:17.441Z   ERROR unable to query service vspherewebclientsvc, (1

060, 'GetServiceKeyName', 'The specified service does not exist as an installed

service.')

2016-08-26T07:40:17.443Z   State for service vspherewebclientsvc: UNKNOWN

INFO:root:Service: vmware-perfcharts, Action: status

Service: vmware-perfcharts, Action: status

2016-08-26T07:40:17.445Z   ERROR unable to query service vmware-perfcharts, (106

0, 'GetServiceKeyName', 'The specified service does not exist as an installed se

rvice.')

2016-08-26T07:40:17.447Z   State for service vmware-perfcharts: UNKNOWN

INFO:root:Service: vmwarevws, Action: status

Service: vmwarevws, Action: status

2016-08-26T07:40:17.450Z   ERROR unable to query service vmwarevws, (1060, 'GetS

erviceKeyName', 'The specified service does not exist as an installed service.')

2016-08-26T07:40:17.451Z   State for service vmwarevws: UNKNOWN

INFO:root:Stopped:

vmware-cis-config ()

Stopped:

vmware-cis-config ()

C:\Program Files\VMware\vCenter Server\bin>

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