PowerVC installation fails because httpd.service did not start

When installing PowerVC, if you get this error message: Redirecting to /bin/systemctl start httpd.service Job for httpd.service failed. See 'systemctl status httpd.service' and 'journalctl -xn' for details. and the install fails with error code 103, there might be a problem with the specified host names or name servers.


If PowerVC cannot start httpd.service, there might be incorrect host names in /etc/hostname on the management server or it might not be able to ping the name servers in /etc/resolv.conf.


To resolve this issue, verify the following on the management server:
  • The management server can ping the name servers in /etc/resolv.conf.
  • The host names listed in /etc/hostname match the content of /usr/bin/hostname.