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  • 1.  Problem installing vCenter 7 in ESXi 7

    Posted Sep 14, 2021 12:29 AM
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    When installing vCenter I get this error in the UI:

    rpminstall: 2021-09-14t00:13:53.738z: failed to install vmware-vdtc-7.0.0-16189094.x86_64.rpm. Check /var/log/firstboot/cloudvm.log.

    In the console I get:  Failed to install vmware-vdtc-7.0.0-16189094.x86_64.rpm


    cloudvm.log  is long but here a fatal error seems to be:  "You are required to change your password immediately (password expired)"


    In the configuration steps, I did enter a new password?!


    Anybody have any ideas?



  • 2.  RE: Problem installing vCenter 7 in ESXi 7

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Sep 14, 2021 03:46 AM

    Is this an upgrade or new install? Ideally root password expires in 90 days after deployment unless changed. This should not be the case with new deployment . 

    If its an upgrade. Try logging to the existing VC VAMI page ( https://vc-fqdn:5480) . 

  • 3.  RE: Problem installing vCenter 7 in ESXi 7

    Posted Sep 14, 2021 10:34 AM

    Sorry, should have been more explicit, its a new install via appliance.

    I'm just not sure what else to do, I can't really get in the middle of the process to change the password.


    I did and have tried to change it after the appliance started first time, but the .rpm still does not get installed - its too late by then.

    Do the .rpm files get cleaned up at the end of the install?  I could not find any inside the VM.