Bulk App Installer fails on Azure VM if MSDeploy is deploying remotely


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​Following error received when trying to install app using bulk app installer

"Unexpected error performing web deployment: Error Code: ERROR_DESTINATION_NOT_REACHABLE" 

Root Cause

​Bulk Installer is trying to access MSDeploy on remote server instead of using local MSDeploy. Remote install capability was added in bulk app installer. Will also be seen on earlier installer 5.1.


Create a host file entry usually located at "c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts" for the remote server.

Troubleshooting Tips: In installer logs if you see 'M' in front of remote host name it is trying to use remote web deploy and therefore you will have to create entry for it.

Preparing to execute command "Gimmal.{0}.Web.deploy.cmd" /Y "/M:{host}.{domain}.com" "-skip:objectName=dirPath,absolutePath=Logs"
Ex: Preparing to execute command "Gimmal.GovernanceHub.Web.deploy.cmd" /Y "/M:rmhost.bmrntest.com" "-skip:objectName=dirPath,absolutePath=Logs" so here you will have to create a host file entry like thi 'rmhost.bmrntest.com'


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