Have you verified reverse DNS lookup is working correctly?
So the fix was simple. It looks like the tools didn't update the DNS Name in vCenter when LCM was looking for it. Thankfully the timeout on that step in LCM is long. I rebooted the appliance without touching anything else, and it came up. On stage 2 now. So looking good!
No matter what I do I always get stuck on deploying vROPS8 at the hostname Check. DNS is good, Validations outside of the appliance are good. However, the Binaries set bring up the regular VROPS install which need you to login to the /admin and setup outside of lifecycle manager. When this happens the Hostname has not been inputted yet, and only the IP has been updated. Here is the errors and pics for reference:
com.vmware.vrealize.lcm.common.exception.vcenter.VMWithNameIPAndHostNameNotFoundException: Exception occured while validating the Hostname and IP of vm : NERDY-VROPS8 of product : vrops. Failed to find a VA with name : 'NERDY-VROPS8', ip : '192.168.1.111', hostname : 'NERDY-VROPS8.nerdy.io'.
Any help is appreciated.