After installing SSO, Web-Client, Inventory Services, then configured all the settings for vCenter Server and hit install at the last portion all I get is the following has hung there for over half hour no movement!!??
Anyone has had similar issues?
Sorry to hear that you hit issues when installing vCenter Server.
Can you please provide the following info so we could help you to trouble shoot:
Windows OS info with version, like Win 2008 R2 etc; DB, installer version.
Did you get chance to find the vminst.log under %Temp% fold? If so, please upload and we can help to take a look your root cause. Assuming you are using the simple installer on your VM or physical host and the VM and host have enough memory and disk. In addition, is the SQL Server 2012 accessible using DSN so that VCDB can be created on.
Hi I am using custom install using a 2012 Server with 32 gb of memory and plenty of disk space. DSN has been created and I am able to access the database before installing vcenter. The database server is a SQL 2012 server. (All are physical servers no vm's)
All components install like a charm until the last step of the vcenter server, the screen in the first post becomes stale, when i check the VC services it just stays as Starting... then if i test the DSN it will not work I will not be able to get connected to the database.
SQL 2012 server is part of a windows clustering, also on the sql 2012 server the feature "Always On" is enabled, according to our dba though the VC database is not setup for "Always On". Are there any requirements i should be aware of trying to do this install? Is it a Microsoft Cluster issue? Is it a SQL 2012 issue??
I need to know what needs to be enabled or disables or modified on either the SQL server or the way the SQL server is set up on the Windows Clustering.
Suggestions? Is anyone else encountering this same issue? I have a support ticket open, but all i am being told is to call them back once i get the connection back to the sql server!! Great Help! VMware Support!!
Please confirm if your setup is a Windows 2012 R2, which is not supported.
Otherwise you may want to re-try using SQL 2012 standalone so we could narrow down the issue. Please upload the vminst.log.
If this is a Windows Server 2012 R2 then the setup is waiting to execute the OCSetup.exe that is not longer available in Win 2012R2.
As workaround you can copy OCSetup.exe from Win 2008 or Win 2012 into %windir%\system32\ and install the Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services by hand before executing the vCenter setup.
This worked for me.
I am trying to install Vcenter 5.5 on Windows 2012 R2. I followed the instructions, copied ocsetup.exe and installed Active Directory Light Weight Directory Services, The box is not joined to a Domain.
Well, the installation wen through, but now when I try to login, it says "You don't have permission to log into the server".
Any idea how can the administrator of the box give himself permission to use Vcenter?
Thanks dnauck, that worked out quite well:
1) Enable the Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services "Role" from Server Manager 2012 R2 - skip the LDS setup
2) Copy the OCSETUP.EXE from a 2012 Server to the local Windows\System32 folder
3) Run vCenter Server Setup
Works in a Domain, have not tested in standalone.
You need to logon using the Account and password you specified during setup (default is email@example.com).
Once you have logged in, you may go to permssions and add other accounts.
I am having the same issue with installing vCenter 5.5 on my Windows 2012 R2 Server. I am moving from Windows Server 2003 so I do not have a 2008 or 2012 server around to copy the OCSetup.exe from. Any suggestions?