Deploy vCenter Server Appliance without DNS Server
If you have plan to deploy vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) without DNS server, installation will be failed, if you have add standard information for deploying virtual appliance. Because installer ask you to add FQDN of server before start to deploy. By adding FQDN, installer will be try to resolve it.
You will face with the below errors or some others:
- The supplied System Name ….. is not valid.
- Could not connect to VMware Directory Service via LDAP.
If you want to use the server in lab, there is no need to assign resource for DNS server. So follow the below instructions:
Deploy OVA File Directly
With the above configuration during deploying OVA file, you can complete installation after deployment without any error. You will face with a window like the below and force installer to use existing configuration and make sure that IP address has been added as system name too.
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i believe this is still possible on vcsa u1.. ive tried it on u2 and u3, and deployment don’t finish, sometimes it finish (after a very long wait) but after restart, services won’t start.
You can edit the VCSA hosts file, so you don’t need a DNS Server on the local network. Here’s how: https://www.sysadmit.com/2020/08/vmware-instalar-vcsa-sin-dns.html
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