Hi guys. The installation is frozen at the step 2 vCenter 7 "Starting VMware Appliance Configuration" and the message appears in esxi 7 "the guest OS configuration (other version 3.x or later Linux (64-bit) for this VM does not match the guest OS that is currently running (VMWare Photon OS (64-bit)). You must specify the correct guest OS to allow for optimization for specific guests)"
what is the problem ?
How have you deployed this and on what (including version of ESXi) are you deploying?
Not really what I asked. What process are you using to deploy the vCSA?
Mounting the downloaded image
I go to the folder "vcsa-ui-installer"-> "win32" and run "installer.exe"
Maybe I didn't get it right, but it seems that you are not following the proper procedure, please feel free to correct me.
If you want to deploy a new vCSA you need to have an ESXi installed and configured.
After that, you will have to open the .ISO on your computer and run the setup, it will require an ESXi host (which you have previously installed) and will deploy vCSA (OVF template) on that ESXi host.
Please consider that as of vSphere 6.7 VMware removed the windows installation option.
you can check the steps here https://vmarena.com/how-to-install-vcsa-7-0-step-by-step/
Please let me know how it goes.
Where can I get a template "vCSA (OVF template)" ?
The VCSA installer deploys it for you, as mentioned in the link posted above.
Running .ova and at step 2, when filling in the network information before setting the sso domain, an error "internal error".
What is the problem ?
If ports are closed:
6501/TCP - Auto Deploy service
6502/TCP - Auto Deploy management
This may cause problem installing step 2 ?
No, Auto Deploy Service only comes in play when you try to automate the deployment of ESXi servers.
Can you share the network information you are trying to set?
Is it on the same network as the ESXi host?
Have you created reverse and forward DNS records?
Are you sure there are no firewalls in the middle?
Can you share the network information you are trying to set? - Yes
Is it on the same network as the ESXi host? - Yes
Have you created reverse and forward DNS records? Yes in the direct zone and reverse zone
Are you sure there are no firewalls in the middle? Firewalls are installed between the ESXi and the computer from which the vCenter is deployed
If the time is not synchronized on the ESXi it may cause a problem with installing the vCenter in step 2?
1)Opened the ports necessary for vCenter to work:
2)Before installing vCenter, ESXi is synchronized over NTP.
As a result, the installation was successful
If you have not give a DNS server(leave it blank in step1), you may hit step 2 blocking issue - "Next" button is gray.
Filling a DNS then have a try, please.
I solved the problem by adding a DNS record for the vCenter applicane on my DNS Server (FQDN).