I am attempting to upgrade my VCSA 126.96.36.199000 instance to 7.0. I’ve made a number of attempts, none have succeeded. Each attempt ended with the error
==========VCSA Deployment Progress Report==========
Task: Install required RPMs for the appliance.(SUCCEEDED 100/100) – Task has completed successfully.
Task: Run appliance precheck.(FAILED 0/100) –
Error: Cannot validate target appliance configuration as not enough information from the source appliance can be collected.
In order to diagnose better, I attempted to upgrade with the cli script so I could actually see what it was doing. At the end of the run, I get an exception that I think is the crux of the problem, but I have no idea what to do about it. As seen below, the start time is correct, but the end time appears to have gone to the beginning of the epoch. i have ntp running on the 6.7 VCSA and have manually sync’d it. I’ve also verified ntp on my ESXi nodes.
Exception message: The VCSA deployment has failed VCSA Deployment Start Time: 2020-09-17T18:55:20.256Z VCSA Deployment End Time: 1970-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
I’m not sure where else to look for a solution, I haven’t been able to turn up answers with Google.