We entered ":0" as a value (without quotes) and the GUI was opened from the vCenter console.
Any idea what this is about? I havent seen this either.
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The Post installation wizard needs a DISPLAY / X server to throw the java based UI/Wizard on you.
The wizard is the one which lets you put in DB details , Passwords for BLADMIN/RBACADmin,SNMP configuration etc
At the end of each installation of appserver, the installer checks if the DISPLAY is available or not,
if not, it suggests you to set this variable , that way you can use x server/remote UI based tools like Xceed, Hummingbird etc to export the display to a different server,
installing in a ssh terminal on a linux box, you can set this to DISPLAY=<windows IP address>:0
where a tool like Xceed is running at ":0" on the windows ip machine.
the wizard will be displayed on that machine
Aah, now I get it. Thanks for the explanation, Rohit. I thought that this was something added in 8.2. I get what you are saying. Hadnt seen this before.
We were connecting to the RHEL server via PuTTY when this occurred. As Rohit explained, that was the issue. Entering localhost:0 (or just ":0" which is the same thing) popped up the installation GUI on the server console itself.
Per Bill Robinson, entering localhost:0.0 would have forwarded the GUI display back to our workstation instead of the console of the system.