Heads Up! vCloud Automation Center 6.0 installation fails

Today i ran into a problem during a vCloud Automation Center 6.0 IaaS component installation. The installation didn’t actually start, just got an error mesage after finishing the initial wizard meaning no component is installed.
We used the Complete instllation option because this was a proof of concept environment and we didn’t see any reason for divide the IaaS components on different servers.

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One of the prerequisites before you can perform the installation is to install Microsoft .Net Framework 4.5. 

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My customer was running Windows Server 2008 R2 with .Net Framework 4.5.1 and the installation didn’t accept this version and the installation failed immediately.

To solve the problem we had to:

  • Uninstall .Net Framework 4.5.1
  • Install .Net Framework 4.5

After that, the installation completed successfully.

Has anyone completed the IaaS installation when using .Net Framework 4.5.1 i would be happy to receive some information.

I’ll update the blog post when i find a solution or a public statement from VMware.

A good summary of vCloud Automation Center installation tips by Viktor van den Berg can be found here.

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