VMware: VCVA: Invalid Hostname. FQDN is required for joining a domain.

Last week I upgraded my lab to vSphere 5.5, during the install I entered the hostname to configure domain authentication but I received this error:

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Error: Invalid hostname. FQDN is required for joining a domain

 

Solution:

Goto Network > Address > Hostname

Add the domain information in the hostname box, sample:

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After this change I was able to configure AD authentication:

 

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