10 Replies Latest reply on Jun 10, 2019 7:47 AM by fenster67

    Problem deploying vCenter appliance to ESXi

    James169 Lurker

      I'm a newbie on VMWare, and I just installed a free version EXSi.

       

      And I'd like to try other products from VMWare, so I have downloaded the vCenter appliance VMware-VCSA-all-6.5.0-5973321.iso, and follow some Youtube video to deploy the appliance to the EXSi server.

       

      However, it cause timeout when Installing RPM (i.e. stopped at 80%) every time.

       

      And I found that, it takes two hours keep retry the following during the installer log:

       

      2017-10-04T17:16:13.028Z - debug: initiateFileTransferFromGuest error: ServerFaultCode: Current license or ESXi version prohibits execution of the requested operation.

      2017-10-04T17:16:13.032Z - debug: Failed to get fileTransferInfo:ServerFaultCode: Current license or ESXi version prohibits execution of the requested operation.

      2017-10-04T17:16:13.032Z - debug: Failed to get url of file in guest vm:ServerFaultCode: Current license or ESXi version prohibits execution of the requested operation.

      2017-10-04T17:16:13.032Z - debug: [1]pollRpmInstallProgress:getGuestFileErr:ServerFaultCode: Current license or ESXi version prohibits execution of the requested operation.

      2017-10-04T17:16:14.941Z - debug: Updated current session with lstActTm Thu Oct 05 2017 01:15:50 GMT+0800 (China Standard Time)

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      2017-10-04T19:16:05.623Z - debug: initiateFileTransferFromGuest error: ServerFaultCode: Current license or ESXi version prohibits execution of the requested operation.

      2017-10-04T19:16:05.626Z - debug: Failed to get fileTransferInfo:ServerFaultCode: Current license or ESXi version prohibits execution of the requested operation.

      2017-10-04T19:16:05.626Z - debug: Failed to get url of file in guest vm:ServerFaultCode: Current license or ESXi version prohibits execution of the requested operation.

      2017-10-04T19:16:05.626Z - debug: [720]pollRpmInstallProgress:getGuestFileErr:ServerFaultCode: Current license or ESXi version prohibits execution of the requested operation.

      2017-10-04T19:16:14.943Z - debug: Updated current session with lstActTm Thu Oct 05 2017 03:15:50 GMT+0800 (China Standard Time)

      2017-10-04T19:16:15.615Z - error: pollRpmInstallProgress reached timeout before completed: loopCount=721, installProgress=null

      2017-10-04T19:16:15.616Z - info: Cancelling the ping timer for session mgmt

       

       

      Does it mean that vCenter cannot be deployed to ESXi even for trial?

       

      What should be installed if it want to have a look on the vCenter Server?