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

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

    Posted Oct 16, 2020 12:14 PM

    Hi guys. The installation is frozen at the step 2 vCenter 7 "Starting VMware Appliance Configuration" and the message appears in esxi 7 "the guest OS configuration (other version 3.x or later Linux (64-bit) for this VM does not match the guest OS that is currently running (VMWare Photon OS (64-bit)). You must specify the correct guest OS to allow for optimization for specific guests)"

    what is the problem ?



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

    Posted Oct 16, 2020 12:30 PM

    How have you deployed this and on what (including version of ESXi) are you deploying?



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

    Posted Oct 16, 2020 12:38 PM

    VMware-VMvisor-Installer-7.0b-16324942.x86_64

    VMware-VCSA-all-7.0.0-16749653



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

    Posted Oct 16, 2020 12:40 PM

    Not really what I asked. What process are you using to deploy the vCSA?



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

    Posted Oct 16, 2020 12:45 PM

    Mounting the downloaded image

    I go to the folder "vcsa-ui-installer"-> "win32" and run "installer.exe"



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

    Posted Oct 16, 2020 02:45 PM

    Maybe I didn't get it right, but it seems that you are not following the proper procedure, please feel free to correct me.

    If you want to deploy a new vCSA you need to have an ESXi installed and configured.
    After that, you will have to open the .ISO on your computer and run the setup, it will require an ESXi host (which you have previously installed) and will deploy vCSA (OVF template) on that ESXi host.

    Please consider that as of vSphere 6.7 VMware removed the windows installation option.

    you can check the steps here https://vmarena.com/how-to-install-vcsa-7-0-step-by-step/

    Please let me know how it goes.



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

    Posted Oct 16, 2020 04:52 PM

    Where can I get a template "vCSA (OVF template)" ?



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

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Oct 16, 2020 07:43 PM

    The VCSA installer deploys it for you, as mentioned in the link posted above.



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

    Posted Oct 02, 2023 01:56 AM

    its in the folder.  Mount the Iso and search for *.ova and you will find it.

     



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

    Posted Oct 19, 2020 04:12 AM

    Running .ova and at step 2, when filling in the network information before setting the sso domain, an error "internal error".

    What is the problem ?



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

    Posted Oct 19, 2020 01:29 PM

    Please DM me let's see if I can help you



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

    Posted Oct 19, 2020 01:45 PM

    If ports are closed:

    6501/TCP - Auto Deploy service
    6502/TCP - Auto Deploy management

    This may cause problem installing step 2 ?



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

    Posted Oct 19, 2020 02:48 PM

    No, Auto Deploy Service only comes in play when you try to automate the deployment of ESXi servers.

    Can you share the network information you are trying to set?

    vCenter IP/Netmask/Gateway:
    Is it on the same network as the ESXi host?
    Have you created reverse and forward DNS records?
    Are you sure there are no firewalls in the middle?

    Warm regards



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

    Posted Oct 20, 2020 12:36 PM

    Can you share the network information you are trying to set? - Yes

    Is it on the same network as the ESXi host? - Yes

    Have you created reverse and forward DNS records? Yes in the direct zone and reverse zone

    Are you sure there are no firewalls in the middle? Firewalls are installed between the ESXi and the computer from which the vCenter is deployed

    If the time is not synchronized on the ESXi it may cause a problem with installing the vCenter in step 2?



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

    Posted Oct 20, 2020 01:04 PM

    Yes, NTP misconfigurations may be an issue



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

    Posted Dec 10, 2020 12:29 PM

    1)Opened the ports necessary for vCenter to work:

    https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/7.0/com.vmware.vcenter.install.doc/GUID-925370DD-E3D1-455B-81C7-CB28AAF20617.html

    2)Before installing vCenter, ESXi is synchronized over NTP.

    As a result, the installation was successful



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

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Jan 30, 2022 11:49 AM

    If you have not give a DNS server(leave it blank in step1), you may hit step 2 blocking issue - "Next" button is gray.

    Filling a DNS then have a try, please. 



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

    Posted Apr 25, 2022 07:40 PM

    I solved the problem by adding a DNS record for the vCenter applicane on my DNS Server (FQDN).

     



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

    Posted Oct 02, 2023 05:04 AM

    This Article might help you! if you're doing an upgrade..



    Upgrading to VMware vCenter Server Appliance 7.0 (avaya.com)