6 Replies Latest reply on Sep 30, 2019 3:30 AM by ChrisFD2

    vCenter Server 6.0 error

    Rohail2004 Expert

      I'm trying to install vCenter Server 6.0 on Windows 2012 R2 Std and getting the following error..

       

      An error occurred while starting service 'VMwareAfdService'

      ailed to clean up VKS binaries, Error: 2d


      any ideas?


      thanks in advance..


        • 1. Re: vCenter Server 6.0 error
          Richardson Porto Champion
          Community WarriorsUser Moderators

          Take a look at the vCenter Server 6 release notes: VMware vSphere 6.0 Release Notes

           

          If you have uninstalled the IPv4 stack, VMware vCenter Server 6.0.0 installation might fail
          If you have uninstalled the IPv4 stack, the installation of VMware vCenter Server 6.0.0 might fail while trying to start the VMwareAfdService. The error messages that appear are:

          • An error occurred while starting service 'VMwareAfdService'
          • Failed to clean up VKS binaries, Error: 2Please search these symptoms in the VMware Knowledge Base for any known issues and possible workarounds.If none can be found, please collect a support bundle and open a support request.
          • Installation of component VCSServiceManager failed with error code '1603'. Check the logs for more details.

          Workaround: Before you install VMware vCenter Server 6.0.0, make sure the IPv4 stack is installed. If the command netsh interface ipv4 show interfaces results in a message: The request is not supported., the IPv4 stack has been uninstalled and should be reinstalled. To reinstall the IPv4 stack, run the netsh interface ipv4 install command and reboot the machine.

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          Richardson Porto
          Senior Infrastructure Specialist
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          • 2. Re: vCenter Server 6.0 error
            Rohail2004 Expert

            thanks, I already tried that but no luck...

            • 3. Re: vCenter Server 6.0 error
              basb93 Lurker

              I solved it by disabling IPv6 and deleting secondairy IP adres on my NIC.

              • 4. Re: vCenter Server 6.0 error
                siroborito Lurker

                Did you ever resolve this and how?  I tried disabling IPv6 and we do not have a secondary IP address.  Also IPv4 is installed properly.

                • 5. Re: vCenter Server 6.0 error
                  Pete_81 Lurker

                  For me this had nothing to do with disabling IPV6 or IPV4 stack.  I installed Windows Install Cleanup tool and removed everything 'VMWare' i also deleted any VMWare keys manually from the registry ran the install as local administrator and the install completed succesfully.

                  • 6. Re: vCenter Server 6.0 error
                    ChrisFD2 Enthusiast
                    VMware EmployeesvExpert

                    Can I ask why you are installing an old vCenter onto an old OS?