- Trying to install APIC-EM for testing purposes on ESXi with slow disk. The installation fails because it takes longer time than 3600s.
If you are installing 18.104.22.16883, here're the requirements from ESXI host:
|Server Image Format||ISO|
|VMware ESXi Version||5.1/5.5/6.0|
|Virtual CPU (vCPU)||Minimum Required: 6, Recommend: 12|
|CPU (speed)||2.4 GHz|
|Memory||64 GB [ For a multi-host deployment (2 or 3 hosts) only 32GB of RAM is required for each host. ]|
|Disk Capacity||500 GB|
|Disk I/O Speed||200 MBps|
you can get away with slower disk for testing purposes, but there are limits.Most important is to have enough RAM/cpus otherwise it will never get started. Check what is your disk throughput and what RAM/CPU have you configured.
- Slow disk is the only weekness of the setup. Got 64GB of RAM and 8 CPUs. Obtained number 50 during disk performance test and was able to install v 1.1 after several attempts. But installation of versions 1.2 and 1.3 ends always with timeout of 3600 s. Allocated exactly 500GB.
Can you confirm where there process fails please. Is the controller growing services when the timeout occurs.
- The controller is growing services. But timeout is reached after 21 of 37 services are successful grown.
looks like the issue was caused not only by disk performance but also by CPU resources. After setting up 16 CPUs the installation was successful .