Trying to install the first vCenter server on a virtual machine hosted on vSphere. The vm is configured as:
4 GB Ram
25 GB Thick HDD
OS: Windows Server 2003 Std x64
Running the install from the VMware Management CD, SQL Express is selected as the database type and this installs fine. When the install continues and gets up to 'Installing Charting Service' it fails with a message of ' Error 1711: An error occurred while writing installation information to disk. Check to make sure enough disk space is available, and click Retry, or Cancel to end the installation.'
Currently the vm is reporting that there is 19.6GB of free space both in disk management and windows explorer.
I know the error code above refers to an MSI error but cannot seem to find any resolution to the install.
Another solution could be copy all the installation files on the local disk and run from there.