azsvdk
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Lost power during install... how to proceed?

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Hi all,

I was installing vCenter 5.1 Latest on a server when I lost power. The SSO and Inventory Service installs completed successfully, but I was maybe 80% through the vCenter Server install. I came back and the database was there, but the service wasn't listed under services.msc.

Any thoughts on how to proceed?

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a_p_
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Although restarting the vCenter Server installation might work, I'd probably reinstall the server completely if it was a new install anyway. It's definitely worth it if you are going to use this server in a production environment and have to rely on it's functionality.

André

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DCSpooner
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I would just restart the installation of vCenter part

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I would agree with spooner, Just Install the vCenter server and re-point the SSO to the center server, The following KB should be helpful in re-pointing the Components

VMware KB: Repointing and reregistering VMware vCenter Server 5.1.x and components

a_p_
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Although restarting the vCenter Server installation might work, I'd probably reinstall the server completely if it was a new install anyway. It's definitely worth it if you are going to use this server in a production environment and have to rely on it's functionality.

André

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azsvdk
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Thanks. I figured a fresh install would take longer (deleting the program, deleting the DB, then reinstalling, etc) but when I tried to restart the install it just errored out.

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