Management Center Virtual Appliance does not boot in ESXi 6.5

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Article ID: 172667

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Management Center

Issue/Introduction

The Management Center OVF does not install correctly on vSphere 6.5. vSphere 6.5 sets the boot option to BIOS, instead of the correct setting for the Management Center OVF: EFI/UEFI.

Resolution

To workaround this problem, use the vSphere client to deploy the OVF, but change the Boot Options setting to EFI before starting the VM.

  • Open the vSphere client.
  • Deploy the Management Center OVF.
  • Right click the Management Center VM and select Edit Settings. Note: Do not power on the VM yet.

  • Select VM Options.
  • Select Boot Options, then EFI.



Refer to the VMware vSphere 6.5 Release Notes for more information:
https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/6.5/rn/vsphere-esxi-vcenter-server-65-releasenotes.html#vmissues.

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