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Error during deployment of vCenter Server Appliance or Platform Services Controller following error

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert Scenario: You try to install the VMware vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) or Platform Services Controller but receive an error during the installation. After correcting the problem during installation you attempt to re-install the appliance but receive the following error message: Virtual Machine Already Exists As of the […]


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 […]


VMware Workstation Home Lab Setup Part 9 – Importing VCSA via vSphere Client

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert Importing VCSA via PowerCLI – VMware Workstation Home Lab Setup Part 10 VMware Workstation Home Lab Setup Part 9 – Importing VCSA via vSphere Client VMware Workstation Home Lab Setup Part 8 – Add “Datastores” to virtual ESXi hosts VMware Workstation Home Lab Setup Part 7 – […]


Design considerations for deploying the vCenter Server Appliance #VCSA

Jonathan Frappier Virtxpert The vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) is a hardened appliance providing a stream lined deployment option for installing vCenter.  As of vSphere 5.5, the VCSA supports up to 100 hosts or 3000 VMs with the built in PostgreSQL database.  With an external Oracle database, you can support 1000 […]