Error: invalid hostname

Written by Simon Eady on 30/1/2014
Published under VMware
Just a quick post on something that was not immediately obvious when it happened to me. When deploying vCSA 5.5 and trying to add it to the domain, I was presented with the following error. I immediately did all the all the usual checks, making sure it had a static IP and correct DNS servers etc.. The one thing missing however was a FQDN for the hostname (in the network tab).