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Installing the VMware vCenter Server Appliance 6.0 VCSA

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert Generally, installing virtual appliances has been pretty straight forward – import an OVA and enter the necessary details in the deployment wizard, or access the virtual appliances management interface (such as those typically on port 5480 from VMware). However, as of the Release Candidate for VMware vSphere […]


Error: Supplied System Name is not valid during vCenter Server Appliance 6 installation

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert During the installation of of the VMware vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) 6.0 or the Platform Services Controller (PSC) Appliance 6.0, you receive the following message: Firstboot script execution Error. And/or The supplied System Name [name] is not valid VMware vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) and Platform Services Controller […]


vCenter Active Directory SSO Error – Cannot load users for the selected domain

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert During a recent vCenter deployment using the VCSA I ran into an error I hadn’t run into before with the VCSA (or vCenter/SSO on Windows for that matter).  After an error free install and setup wizard, I logged in to vCenter as administrator@vsphere.local to set my roles […]