Friday, July 5, 2013

Unable to add Hyper-V host due to failed agent installation

I wasn't able to add a domain-based Hyper-V host using SCVMM 2012. The error was:

Error (415)
Agent installation failed copying C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012\Virtual Machine Manager\agents\Amd64\3.1.6011.0\vmmAgent.msi to \\HyperVHost\ADMIN$\vmmAgent.msi.
The network path was not found

Hence, I attempted to perform a manual installation. On the Hyper-V host, I copied the agent installation files from the VMM server "\\VMMServer\C$\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012\Virtual Machine Manager\agents\Amd64" to a temp folder.

Step 1: Install "vcredist_x64.exe"
Step 2: Install vmmAgent.msi by double-clicking on it. Installation ended prematurely due to an error.
Retry step 2: Install vmmAgent.msi using elevated command prompt: msiexec vmmAgent.msi. Installation completed successfully.
Step 3: Restart the Add Host job on VMM console

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