back in the ESXi 5.x-era I used the vCenter App a lot. It was easy: Deploy the OVA-file, boot it up, connect with your browser, wait for the wizard to finish and off you go.
In 6.0 I believe the OVA App did not exist. Since 6.5 it's back. But: It is major hassle to get it to work. Maybe I didn't get something...
I deploy the OVA-file in ESXi. My build is "VMware-vCenter-Server-App
That part is easy. It as asks for approval for the license-agreement - short wait and it's done.
If I boot up the VM afterwards, it takes a while on the command prompt, then it changes to the familiar VMware-screen. But it does not show an IP. After several minutes, it shows that changing password failed and thus RPM installation did not work.
If I try to change the password manually, I get "password change operation failed".
If I change it before, on command prompt, sometimes I get a bit further, I can set the VM to DHCP and actually access the web-wizard, but it fails at 2% saying it is installing the framework.
After some research I found this:
Adding the relevant lines to my VMX-file does not seem to have any effect, though.
Any ideas? I feel really stupid...