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vSphere 5.5 – SSO Upgrade Gotya

Posted by on September 23, 2013

I’ve just managed to up upgrade the SSO component of vSphere 5.5 in my lab after an hour of trying.

The issue I kept getting was 1603 error when it got to the LookupService part of the install. The result of the error was a rollback.

Windows Installer installed the product. Product Name: vCenter Single Sign-On. Product Version: Product Language: 1033. Manufacturer: VMware, Inc.. Installation success or error status: 1603.

In the end I changed the default site ‘Default-First-Site’ name to ‘Primary-Site’ and the rest of the install completed successfully.

Whether I had a bad SSO config to begin with will depend on if others get a similar issue. For the moment I’m posting this suggested workaround.

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