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VCenter 5.1 Error on Install

Posted on 2013-06-19
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Experts,

Keep getting this error below on the "simple install".....I looked in the logs mentions error 1603,  I have "googled"  this but the advice varies from post to post so I thought lets ask the experts!!

Thanks all!Screenshoterror
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by:Elmar-H
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Wich OS you install it ?
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by:GigabyteGeek
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Its hosted on a 2012 Server VM
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by:Zephyr ICT
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Can you post the install log here (or part of it) please?

Is your server part of a domain?
DNS working correctly?
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by:GigabyteGeek
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Part of domain DNS all good
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by:AbhishekJha
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Error 1603 means Fatal error during installtion. Through which media you are trying to install the Vcenter ?
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by:GigabyteGeek
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Same media used  in enterptise
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vmwarun - Arun earned 500 total points
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Check the MD5 value of the ISO you are using and compare the value available on the VMware website. Are you trying to install vCenter v5.1 U1? If that's the case, vCenter 5.1 U1 & 5.0 U2 are the only versions supported on Windows Server 2012.

http://www.vmware.com/support/vsphere5/doc/vsphere-vcenter-server-51u1-release-notes.html#whatsnew

http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php?deviceCategory=software&testConfig=17
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by:GigabyteGeek
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On the readme it says 5.1.0-xxxxxx.iso
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by:vmwarun - Arun
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If you have the build number as Build Number: 1065491, then its 5.1 U1, which is supported on Windows Server 2012.

Have you tried disabling UAC (User Access Control) in the OS and then tried re-installing vCenter?
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by:GigabyteGeek
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Will try that......
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by:GigabyteGeek
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Disabled UAC Error remains
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by:AbhishekJha
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Try installing Vcenter Software locally from the server. Download a fresh copy of vcenter or copy setup of venter to local attached disk & then try to install from there.
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by:GigabyteGeek
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Yes that's how I have bee ntrying to install
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by:AbhishekJha
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Have you tried with fresh downloaded setup ?
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by:GigabyteGeek
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No..SSO installs then inventory then it fails last thing with error above..can download a fresh invade .iso is corrupt ?
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by:AbhishekJha
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May be, Download fresh copy of the setup & try
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by:GigabyteGeek
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Ok just installed server 2008 r2 in another VM, installed vcenter works fine...so it must be a issue installing on 2012!
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by:AbhishekJha
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Please attach installation logs to review.
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