Every time I try to install vCenter ChargeBack, it fails. Every. %^#$#*. Time.
The installation log – which isn’t visible until the installation ends – indicates that a batchfile is created and then cannot be run because it is in use by something else. As a result, the services don’t get created and because the installer cleans up after itself, I cannot go back to run the batchfiles.
- Create a vCenter Chargeback Manager database and database user.
Done, created SQL database and user. Ran script to add the CB_ADMIN_ROLE, added user to dbo_admins for database. Database uses SQL_Latin1_General_CP1_CI_AS, so its not case-sensitive.
- Set a static IP address on the machine
- Ensure that MSI installation is enabled
“DisableMSI”=dword:00000000 Installed the Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package (x86) anyway.
- Check whether the required ports are free
- Ensure that port exceptions are configured on Windows FirewallWindows Firewall turned off.
- Ensure that system time of all the servers and databases are in sync Done. All members of same AD domain.
- Ensure that the Windows user has the Log on as a service permission Done. Added admins, domain admins, administrator.
- Ensure that the SQL Server Browser service is running It is.
- Ensure that the vCenter Chargeback Manager database is case-insensitive.See first bullet.
I’m attempting the installation under the domain administrator account. Windows 2008 R2, SQL 2008 R2. I’ve exhausted everything I know to try and am open to suggestions…
Ok, I started from scratch with a new Windows VM, built from scratch. Not yet joined to the domain. So far, so good. Switching to Decaf….