I have a 4.1 Virtual Center Server. Just taking it over and learning as I go. Vcenter was never installed on this machine, so even the most mundane tasks like patching or cloning are a chore. I created a vanilla 2003 server to a host a trial version of Vcenter 5.0 to test its usefullness especially patching. I installed Microsoft net 3.5 sp1 as well as MSI 4.5. Everything goes fine, but once it gets to installing apache service, it rolls back. I would have copied the log if I could but the machine is on the high side and I cannot copy anything...not allowed. DOD. What can I provide to make it easier to assiste me? Can VC 5.0 work with ESX-I 4.1 on a server 2003 machine.
Welcome to the Community - vCenter is supported on Windows 2003 64 bit only - Is your 2003 installation 64 bit or 32 bit?
vCenter Server 5.0 requires a 64-bit operating system and cannot be installed on a 32-bit operating system.
vCenter Server 5.0 is compatible to all ESX 4.x and ESXi 4.0 and ESXi5.0 hosts. Except ESX/ESXi 4.0 Update 2 is not supported for use with vCenter Server 5.0
there is an installation log. check the end of the log to see why it rolled out the installation.
Kindly go with the below link.