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Deploying VCSA 6.0 fails with supplied system name is invalid

2015-04-14_16-28-02_01

 

A nice and simple one, the supplied system name (which is the FQDN of the VCSA)  is invalid.

This is because when deploying a new VCSA from scratch, your DNS records should already be created, as the new ISO based installer for the appliance runs a number of scripts to setup vCenter services and the Platform Services Controller.

So you get this error either because your DNS Settings are wrong, or you have not created your DNS records for your vCenter and PSC if it is an external server.

 

Regards

Dean


Looking back at a VMware VDI Deployment

My good friend Nathan Bryne wrote a good post about “Do I really need to do a Desktop Assessment?“, which got me thinking.

I worked at a college for around 3 years where we had a 1000 seat VMware View VDI deployment. I started working there just after the college had decided to go all-in on VDI and purchased the equipment, as most of their student machines were getting to 5 years old, and in some areas 7 years old.

The highlights of this were;

2012-06-29 15.35.12IMAG0390 IMAG0400 IMAG0391Dell Blade to SAN Array - Both environments

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