Countermeasure for a VMware installation failure


To install VMware ESXi 5.1 or earlier on V2 servers, make an installation source. To install versions later than VMware ESXi 5.1, install them directly.
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Reason for an OS installation failure
Server OS installation failures may be caused by the following: 1. The RAID array is not set as the boot option. 2. The size of the partition for OS installation exceeds 2 TB. 3. The ServiceCD is not used for installation. 4. The installation file is damaged.

What May Cause a Tools Installation Failure?

The cause for a Tools installation failure on an ECS may be any of the following:

  • If your image file is exported from a VMware VM, VMware Tools may not be uninstalled or not completely uninstalled.
  • You have downloaded an incorrect version of Tools for your ECS running Windows.
  • If the available disk space is insufficient, the installation may fail. Therefore, ensure that the disk where the Tools is installed has at least 300 MB available space.

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