cnnusa
Contributor
Contributor

VCSA Installation failed

I have a fresh installed ESXi 6.7U3 on a host with 256GB RAM and 2TB SSD.  I tried to install VCSA 7.0 with UI installer.  It failed with a very vague "error" message (log attached).  Then I tried the VCSA 6.7.  Failed with a "file is too large" error.  What did I do wrong?  Thanks!

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Ajay1988
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

It looks like it cannot copy to datastore. Are you able to create or copy files to datastore.

Have you checked ur SSD is supported in VMware HCL ?

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Regards,
AJ
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crazycen
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

Error in getVmWithIPFQDN: No VM found with hostname 192.168.2.13

Please make sure that the correct DNS A record and PTR reverse resolution record have been added to the DNS server!

vExpert | VCIX | VCP-DCV | VCAP-DCV | VCP-NV
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Sukanyad
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

checked the logs and seems to be issue with the DNS record

2020-05-28T14:27:34.970Z - debug: checking if 192.168.2.13 exists in the network of vimConn: undefined

2020-05-28T14:27:34.970Z - debug: isIp: 192.168.2.13: true

2020-05-28T14:27:34.971Z - debug: getVmWithIPFQDN: hostName 192.168.2.13 is associated with [ '192.168.2.13' ]

2020-05-28T14:27:35.018Z - error: No VM found with hostname 192.168.2.13

2020-05-28T14:27:35.018Z - debug: Error in getVmWithIPFQDN: No VM found with hostname 192.168.2.13

2020-05-28T14:27:35.018Z - info: Network Prechecks Succeededundefined

2020-05-28T14:27:35.047Z - debug: scope.networkPrefixLabel: Subnet mask or prefix length

2020-05-28T14:27:35.048Z - debug: Summary page: summaryTargetLabel: Target ESXi host

Kindly ensure both the forward and reverse lookup works.

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cnnusa
Contributor
Contributor

So DNS is required for vCenter appliance install?  I cannot go by IP address only?

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daphnissov
Immortal
Immortal

To do things properly, you need DNS records, just like most things that are considered management infrastructure.

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RajeevVCP4
Expert
Expert

Configure DNS ( both zone) then try

Rajeev Chauhan
VCIX-DCV6.5/VSAN/VXRAIL
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Sukanyad
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Yes you need DNS records

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Vijay2027
Expert
Expert

DNS Requirements for the vCenter Server Appliance and Platform Services Controller Appliance:

https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.7/com.vmware.vcenter.install.doc/GUID-24D34C53-B00E-47B7...

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maxime9001
Contributor
Contributor

Hi,

It's possible to use IP for install VCSA with 6.7. i did it.

Check your network stream and storage.

Regards,

2xVCP DCV,NSX, DCV2020,MCSA,PMP

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