vcenter 4 setup can't find 32bit system dsn
- By Huzaifah Ahmad
- Published 05/19/2010
I am currently working as a Senior Field Consultant. I started my professional career in 1999 in India. In the year 1999 I decided to transition from the Retail Industry to hard core Information Technology, which was always my strength and desire. I realised my strengths and keen interest when I worked on Dbase III Plus a few years back but due to various constraints I could not pursue my career at that point in time. I have worked in various capacities in the fields of Software Technology, as Systems administrator, Systems Support Engineer, Implementations Engineer and Senior Implementation Engineer. Currently, I am based as Senior Field Consultant for a Microsoft Gold Partner in Oxford, U.K.
I am certified in various disciplines
CCIE # 23368
MCSE NT, 2k & 2k3
MCSA 2k & 2k3
MCSE 2k & 2k3 (Messaging & Security)
MCSA 2k & 2k3 (Messaging & Security)
I devote my free time to the technology communities. I believe knowledge grows by sharing and I love to share my knowledge. I believe it is important to be passionate and really enjoy whatever you do. I am also the founder and maintain Ahmedgroup (http://www.ahmedgroup.co.uk)
To set up a 32-bit DSN launch the 32-bit version of the Data Source Administrator. It is located at:
If this step is not carried while creating a ODBC connection the vcenter installer will give you a message.
(Please create a 32 bit system DSN)
Upgrade to vCenter Server 4.0 fails with the error: DSN is pointing to a unsupported ODBC driver.
Note: Please ensure you select the SQL Server Native Client 10.0 while creating the DSN.