Apr 292011
 

Got this lovely message yesterday when installing a new vCenter 4.1U1 for a customer.  Never seen this one before.  Until I found this thread. I was very suprised to see the resolution.  Here’s a tip for all of you:  Don’t name your vCenter Service account the exact same name as your vCenter Server.

When we renamed the service account to have a different name from the vCenter server itself, all installed fine.  I had to post it, this issue really surprised me.

  2 Responses to ““Failed to verify the service account.” when installing vCenter”

  1. Is that documented? Odd little quirk…good tip to file away.

  2. Got this lovely message yesterday when installing a new vCenter?
    Thanks

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