I'm using the vcsa-cli-installer utility under Linux (CentOS 6) to deploy VCSA 6.0 (vCenter Server Appliance). It is failing with the following:
# ./vcsa-deploy -v ~/full_conf.json Start vCSA command line installer to deploy vCSA "vcsa.example.com", an embedded node. Please see /tmp/vcsa-cli-installer-70USW3.log for logging information. The SSO password meets the installation requirements. Traceback (most recent call last): File "/build/toolchain/lin64/cx-Freeze-4.3.3/lib/python2.7/site-packages/cx_Freeze/initscripts/Console.py", line 27, in <module> File "install.py", line 160, in <module> File "/build/mts/release/bora-2494545/bora/install/vcsa-installer/vcsaCliInstaller/util.py", line 130, in appliance_name_exist File "/build/mts/release/bora-2494545/bora/install/vcsa-installer/vcsaCliInstaller/esxvim_utils.py", line 93, in Init esxvim_utils.CommunicationException: Failed to login to host vmhost1.example.com, as user root:vmhost1.example.com:443 is not a VIM server
(Real hostnames have been replaced for this post)
I have verified that the vSphere client under Windows can connect to the target vSphere (ESXi) server. I also used the Windows tool for deploying VCSA without issue.