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Installing Windows agent on VM(via VMware Vcenter)

Created: 01 Jul 2014 • Updated: 03 Jul 2014 | 5 comments
kennethngoh's picture
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I'm adding a server(vmware vcenter) using the "Add a server" wizard and i was prompt if i want to install Agent for Windows for my VMs.

So i've selected the VMs that i want to install the Agent for Windows but was hit with the following error:

"Online, but tools not installed or network name not available. Backup exec Agent for Windows will not be intalled."

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VJware's picture

Is the latest version of VMware tools installed in the VMs ?

CraigV's picture

...and if you try a normal push-install?


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kennethngoh's picture

VMware tools are not installed at the moment.

using vCenter Server Appliance, ESXi-5.1

Normal push-install can be done successfully, but not via vcenter.


VJware's picture

As the error message states, VMware Tools is required to be installed in the VMs.

kennethngoh's picture

initially VMware tools was installed but couldn't work so i uninstall it.

now that i have reinstall it, somehow it worked again.

Thanks for the advice.