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Single Sign-On installation for non-English upgrade of vCenter Server (2037976)
- Upgrading SSO to vSphere 5.1.0a, 5.1.0b, or 5.1 Update 1 with the UI fails
- You see the error:
This issue may also occur when using a mounted ISO
To work around this issue, use VMware's command-line options to silently upgrade the SSO installation from 5.1 to 5.1.0a, 5.1.0b, or 5.1 Update 1.
Note: Other components of vSphere 5.1.0a, 5.1.0b, or 5.1 Update 1 can be successfully upgraded using the UI. However, VMware recommends using the independent installers for upgrades rather than the simple installer.
To use the command line for the upgrade:
- On the Windows system running vSphere 5.1 SSO, launch a command-line prompt as Administrator or as a user with privileges to modify/install SSO.
- From the command-line, navigate to the folder containing the 5.1.0a or 5.1.0b SSO installer executable,
- To perform a silent upgrade, run the command:
executable_name /S /v"/L*v log_location /qn"
For example, run this command to perform a silent SSO command-line upgrade:
VMware-SSO-Server.exe /S /v"/L*v \"%temp%\vim-sso-msi.log\" /qn"
Note: This upgrade does not produce any UI dialog box or other UI interactions. See the user-specified log during this process for a status update. The log file indicates when the SSO component upgrade is complete. As part of the upgrade process, a reboot may occur without prompting.
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