ddiguru
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vCenter Server Appliance 6.5 install or upgrade on Mac OS X

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Has anyone experienced an issue performing either a new installation OR upgrade of the VCSA 6.5 software? I'm on MAC OS X Sierra 10.12.1. I get as far as the OFV build out, and the wizard bombs saying ovftool not available.

2016-11-16T02:49:22.737Z - debug: selectedItem: init {

  _events: { change: [ [Function] ] },

  moid: 'datastore-45',

  name: 'esxi1-datastore',

  type: 'VMFS',

  capacity: 3589518917632,

  freeSpace: 3272627716096,

  provisioned: 316891201536,

  thinProvisioning: 'true',

  uid: 'd272bb78-1a33-4994-b116-402881ec0f4b',

  dirty: false,

  parent: [Function: o] }

2016-11-16T02:49:22.737Z - debug: selectedDatastoreMoid: datastore-45

2016-11-16T02:49:22.738Z - error: could not find ovftoolCmd: /private/var/folders/t1/thqr_fz94234b3zjrtd100mr0000gn/T/AppTranslocation/vcsa/ovftool/mac/ovftool

2016-11-16T02:49:22.738Z - info: ovftoolCmd: null

2016-11-16T02:49:22.738Z - error: OVF probe error: Error: ovftool is not available

Any help would be appreciated... I will try this again from a different Mac w/ El Capitan to see if Sierra is too "new". Thanks for any help with this.

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ddiguru
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I found a post that identifies the problem, and provides the solution:

http://emadyounis.com/vcenter/vcenter-server-appliance-vcsa-6-5-installer-macos-ovftool-error/

I followed option #1 and had no problems! OYE!

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pradeepjigalur
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i have tried successful upgrade from MAC 10.10 MAC 10.11 and 10.12 and hence i feel in MAC 10.12.1 also upgrade/install should work.

i suggest u to again download the build and give a rerun it may work.

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pradeepjigalur
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i think its not MAC os specific issue.

i was able to run successful upgrade on 10.12.1

following is my os info

pradeep$ sw_vers

ProductName:    Mac OS X

ProductVersion: 10.12.1

BuildVersion:   16B2555

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ddiguru
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Update: I've tried several times on a system with:

ProductName:Mac OS X
ProductVersion:10.12.1
BuildVersion:16B2555

to no avail. On my other Mac that has OS X El Capitan, no issues. Not sure how to get past this issue on my other Mac. I agree, i doubt it's an OS-specific issue, but rather a system-specific issue.

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ddiguru
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Update: I've tried several times on a system with:

ProductName:Mac OS X
ProductVersion:10.12.1
BuildVersion:16B2555

to no avail. On my other Mac that has OS X El Capitan, no issues. Not sure how to get past this issue on my other Mac. I agree, i doubt it's an OS-specific issue, but rather a system-specific issue.

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pradeepjigalur
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Extract the contents of the ISO image into a local folder then try to run the installer either through CLI/UI and it will work.

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ddiguru
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Pradeepjigualur,

Yep, i had tried that as well, copying to a local folder, but that failed w/ the exact same error message. I have no problem on two (2) other macs that are still on El Capitan, but i don't think it's version specific issue, it's something on this mac that is not quite right. I thought about removing and/or re-installing ovftool, but i doubt that will do anything. Just not sure what it is.

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ddiguru
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I found a post that identifies the problem, and provides the solution:

http://emadyounis.com/vcenter/vcenter-server-appliance-vcsa-6-5-installer-macos-ovftool-error/

I followed option #1 and had no problems! OYE!

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