vCenter 7.0 installation stuck at 80% (Waiting for RPM…)

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I was trying to install a vCenter for a lab on top of a ESXi 6.7 using the FREE license. Have verified several things:


– NTP was in place

– DNS records all good

– Enough resources

– Etc…


I realized that when using the FREE license on the ESXi hosting the vCenter appliance, seems that the installer can´t set the IP of the VCSA remotely using the OVA features. I just added a trial license back to the ESX and the installation worked.


I could not find any documentation on this: Software Requirements for the vCenter Server Appliance


Hope this helps,



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