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Vcenter Host Agent Pre-Upgrade Checker Problem

I’m attempting to upgrade a vSphere 4 to vSphere 5 Enterprise Plus installation. Just a real simple out of the box install. So I run the Vcenter Host Agent Pre-Upgrade Checker.  Simple enough. But it fails connecting to the database with a “failed to connect to database for user…” error. and “Look at the log file for more details”

Sigh…. Got me.  I know I got my credentials correct. So I do a web search, can’t find anything relevant.

So on a hunch, I just browse the CD and run Autorun with elevated privs (right click, “run as administrator”) and then it worked fine.

/shrug

Fail

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  • jfz April 27, 2012, 9:04 pm

    Fabulous! I probably wouldn’t have guessed that. Thanks…

  • Alan K July 12, 2012, 12:34 pm

    Thank you!

    I had to do the same thing!

  • Matt T July 31, 2012, 10:16 am

    Thanks! Fixed me also!

  • je December 6, 2012, 3:56 pm

    worked for me also! Thanks for posting this!

  • Brandon W July 17, 2013, 8:02 am

    This worked for me! VMware said it was an ODBC connection issue because I had a 32-bit connection, but I knew mine was 64-bit.

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