ODBC Error Installing VMware vSphere.
Applies to: SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition, VMware vSphere 4.0, Windows
Server 2008 R2.
While installing VMware vSphere 4.0 on Windows Server 2008 R2, the following
error appeared on screen:
VMware vCenter Server
The DSN, 'vcenter' does not exist or is not a 32 bit system DSN. vCenter Server
requires a 32 bit system DSN.
We created a user DSN and a system DSN using Control panel -> Administrative
Tools -> Data Sources(ODBC) but vSphere could not see those newly created DSNs.
vSphere is requiring a 32-bit DSN to be introduced on the "Database Options"
page of vSphere setup, but the application "Data Sources (ODBC)" in
Administrative Tools only creates 64-bit DSNs.
Please create your 32-bit DSN for vSphere using the following 32-bit ODBC
Before running vSphere setup change the recovery model of the SQL Server
database you created for vSphere to be "simple".
The 32-bit version of
the ODBC Administrator tool and the 64-bit version of the ODBC Administrator
tool display both the 32-bit user DSNs and the 64-bit user DSNs in a 64-bit
version of the Windows operating system.