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VMware vcenter 7.0 A problem occurred during setup Services might not be working as expected 63%

As VMware vSphere 7 version is released recently, I thought of testing and have hands-on on the product, to get further on vCenter server 7.0, ISO file is downloaded from my.vmware.com. Here I am performing vCenter server deployment and installation steps on VMware workstation, OVA file is located under vcsa folder in the ISO file. Deployments of vCenter is as same as previous versions and installation/deployment is identical. You can find the steps in my earlier articles as below.

How to deploy vCenter server appliance on VMware Workstation
Deploy install VCSA (vCenter server appliance 6.5) on esxi and VMWare Workstation

While configuring vCenter 7.0, I saw below error and installation/configuration was stopping abruptly.

A problem occurred while getting the progress status. Check your connectivity, session, and refresh this page.
     A problem occurred during setup. Services might not be working as expected at 63%, Retry

vmware vsphere vcenter a problem occurred while getting the progress status check your connectivity, session, and refresh this page starting vmware vsphere client retry services might not be working as expected.png

When I refreshed browser I was seeing another issue in the logs.

This vCenter Server cannot be used or repaired because a failure was encountered. You need to deploy a new vCenter Serve. Failure details
     Error      An error occurred while starting service 'content-library'

vmware vsphere vcenter 7.0 failure details you need to deply a new vCenter Server, Messages Error An error occurred while starting service content-library vcenter cannto be repaired.png

As a basic troubleshooting I tried nslookup to vcenter server FQDN and IP and both were failing. 

vmware vsphere vcenter 7.0  nslookup prerequisite vcenter fqdn dns name resolution hosts etc error deployment failure content library.png

To resolved it I added DNS entry (under Forwared lookup zones and Reverse lookup zones) for vCenter server on the Active directory DNS server. Need to add Host (A) and Pointer (PTR) record, This was simple resolution to solve my problem

vmware vcenter 7.0 installation deployment failed forward lookup zone reverse lookup zones nslookup add A resource record.png

After DNS entry addition, I tested nslookup and it is successful, Alternatively (not recommended) you can user of hosts to add temporary entries file located on Windows under C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc or for linux /etc

vmware vsphere vcenter 7 nslookup dns entry added dns mangement ad successful prerequisite host a and ptr pointer record.png

I redeployed vCenter 7.0 server again and it was good, as below if you see on the UI screen flash based option (FLEX) is missing and completely deprecated, This is one of the major change.

Earlier version screenshot here.

vmware vsphere  vcenter ui vsphere web client html5 installation browse datastores in vsphere inventory ova installation failed.png

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