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  • 1.  installation is frozen at the step 2 vCenter 7 "Starting VMware Appliance Configuration"

    Posted Jun 29, 2022 04:45 PM

    installation is frozen at the step 2 vCenter 7 "Starting VMware Appliance Configuration"

     

    It frozen 0% in processing it take along time no forward no any step.

    Everything is correct dns everything iam in stage 2.

    installation is frozen at the step 2 vCenter 7 "Starting VMware Appliance Configuration"

    No solution 



  • 2.  RE: installation is frozen at the step 2 vCenter 7 "Starting VMware Appliance Configuration"

    Posted Jul 21, 2022 12:30 PM

    I'm getting the same issue, stuck at 0% on stage 2. Tried installing on a sandbox host running exi 6.5. And I tried installing on a live system thru an existing vCenterServer too. Same result. Think I might try an older version of vCenter Server.



  • 3.  RE: installation is frozen at the step 2 vCenter 7 "Starting VMware Appliance Configuration"

    Posted Jul 21, 2022 12:59 PM

    Do you have a DNS server with A record and PTR record for the vCSA?

    IF no, please prepare a DNS and name resolution records on it.

    Or please deploy vCSA without FQDN.

    This is the guide for name resolution for vCSA.

    DNS Requirements for the vCenter Server Appliance

    https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/7.0/com.vmware.vcenter.install.doc/GUID-24D34C53-B00E-47B7-92A7-6B0155DF6889.html

    And same situation was fixed before by same solution. (This thread is too long, so please read last two posts.)

    https://communities.vmware.com/t5/vCenter-Server-Discussions/installation-is-frozen-at-the-step-2-vCenter-7-quot-Starting/td-p/2299435



  • 4.  RE: installation is frozen at the step 2 vCenter 7 "Starting VMware Appliance Configuration"

    Posted Jul 21, 2022 05:46 PM

    I had an A record, but no pointer.

    I tried version 7 again in my sandbox. Left the FQDN field blank in stage 1, put in the IP on stage 2 for hostname. Now I'm getting stuck at 22% Stage 2, Starting VMWare Security Token Service. Attempting a suggestion from another forum post. (seems to be working, the local host part in this discussion: https://communities.vmware.com/t5/vSphere-Upgrade-Install/When-I-first-installed-vsphere-I-was-stuck-at-Starting-VMware/td-p/2879714)

    I tried version 7 again in my live environment, left the FQDN field blank in stage 1, couldn't change it on stage 2. Installed just fine!



  • 5.  RE: installation is frozen at the step 2 vCenter 7 "Starting VMware Appliance Configuration"

    Posted Sep 13, 2022 07:11 AM

    I was able to install VCSA after creating an A and PTR record for the appliance. Thanks for your suggestion. 



  • 6.  RE: installation is frozen at the step 2 vCenter 7 "Starting VMware Appliance Configuration"

    Posted Jun 06, 2023 06:06 PM

    bingo! I chose the fqdn hostname option and didn't have an A record/PTR in DNS.

    Thank you!