When deploying a SQL DAC pack (Data Tiered Application) using System Center 2012 Virtual Machine Manager, if the name of the SQL instance in the DAC pack is blank then the service template will fail with the following error:
The connection to SQL Server on the virtual machine (VMName) failed for the SQL Server data-tier application (Application Name).
DetailedErrorMessage: Failed to connect to server (local).
Verify the specified SQL Server connection information for the SQL Server data-tier application.
Article ID: 2679704 - Last Review: May 8, 2012 - Revision: 1