Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Restart VCSA 6.5 Install at Stage 2

Problem: For whatever reason, your install of, migration to or upgrade to VCSA 6.5 stops after completing Stage 1

While teaching class today, I had a student ask if they could restart their VCSA 6.5 installation after Stage 1.  I wasn't sure, so I did some research.

It turns out you can restart at Stage 2. 

All you need to do is access the new VCSA VM created in Stage 1 with:
which will redirect to:

You will then be presented with the following screen.  Simply click on the appropriate choice to continue...

One reason a Stage 2 pre-upgrade check error may occur is if your source vCenter manages the cluster where you're deploying the new vCenter Server Appliance 6.5, you should specify an ESXi host on the following screen: 

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