I am trying to create a basic External Content Type in Visual Studio 2010 that returns data from a database. I've created the BDC Model, pressed F5 to deploy, but I cannot see the external content type in my site or farm.
Here are the steps I have taken:
Create a new SharePoint Web Application for testing in my farm.
Open Visual Studio 2010, create a new BDC Model and specify my new web app for testing.
Hit F5 to deploy (no deployment errors)
When my debugged session of IE comes up, I go to create a new External List.
When specifying the External Content Type for the List, no ECT's are available.
I've gone into Central Administration >> Service Applications >> BDC Service, and I do not see my external content type there either.
When looking at Central Admin >> Settings >> Farm Solutions, I see my WSP in the list but it has a status of "Not Deployed". If I try and deploy it, Central Admin hangs and it does not complete.
Am I missing a step? Is there anything special I have to do to package the BDC Model so that it deploys?