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starko1
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Installing vCenter server times out

I'm able to connect to my single ESXi 7.0 update 3 environment, and the installer begins, but never leaves 0% Stage 1 deploy vCenter Server:

 

Here's the log that it dies on:

 

2023-01-05T22:38:47.242Z - debug: Updated current session with lstActTm Thu Jan 05 2023 17:38:47 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time)

2023-01-05T22:39:48.208Z - debug: ovfDeployTimer executed, OVF_DEPLOYMENT_DONE: false

2023-01-05T22:39:48.228Z - error: ovfDeployTimer: ovf deployment failed after 3600000 ms passed in which no response from the server was received

2023-01-05T22:39:48.229Z - info: Terminate the ovfDeploy process

2023-01-05T22:39:48.229Z - error: Error on terminating the ovfDeploy process: TypeError: Cannot read properties of null (reading 'kill')

2023-01-05T22:39:48.313Z - info: Cancelling the ping timer for session mgmt

 

 

My DNS settings are correct.. I havent used FQDN, only IP's for everything. I've tried to launch it from multiple machines in the network, same result. Never gets passed 0%.

 

Any ideas?

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atusmenezes
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Is sounds silly, but, did you checked NTP, DNS forward and reverse...? all this pre requirements are ok?

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mr_pretz1
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Was a fix discovered for this?

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RajeevVCP4
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As I understand you are deploying new VCSA 

VCSA version ?

ESXi version ?

using ISO or OVA for VCSA ?

Provide nslookup result for VCSA , you can connect on jump host try nslookup <vcsa fqdn>

Rajeev Chauhan
VCIX-DCV6.5/VSAN/VXRAIL
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Sachchidanand
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Hi,

Please check the downloaded ova is not corrupted. check the md5sum or sha256sum.

Please check if all required information is there as documentd:

https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/7.0/com.vmware.vcenter.install.doc/GUID-077C7523-E0EA-4922...

Regards,

Sachchidanand

 

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a_p_
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Are you running the ESXi host with a free Hypervisor license?

Not sure whether it is a bug or by intention, but the host either needs to run in evaluation mode, or requires a paid license.

André