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Installing a Simulator

Hi all

I am trying to run the netapp simulator in Ubuntu 8.10. However I'm unable to proceed past "bash setup.sh -z". I keep getting "bash: setup.sh: No such File or Directory". I tried using "../setup.sh" but still no joy.

I have struggled to understand why its doing this and as I am a brand new novice at the is Linux lark, I'm not sure where else to look. Please please please someone please help as I've got my NS0-163 exams coming up in a couple of weeks.

Regards

Manny

Re: Installing a Simulator

Sorry I am not great with Linux.  I have built a couple of different simulators and have found it best to use the software versions and follow the instructions to the letter.  Stay away from the VM Ware host tools as the simulator will work without them.

In an ideal world you should be able to download a VM applicate with the simulator already configured and ready to run.

Bren

Re: Installing a Simulator

Hi Manny,

Which directory are you in when performing "./setup.sh"? You should be able to navigate to the directory where this file is located (check w/ "ls" and make sure you can see it) and then try it again...  Also, you might want to try "sudo ./setup.sh" which will give you root (administrator) privileges but you will need to enter the root password you used during setup (If you entered no root password then just hit enter twice when the prompt appears)...  Let us know if you are still having any issues and good luck!

Regards,

Ryan

I would like to second the motion for a pre-built VMWare image (.vmdk) which I've heard used to be available? Come on NetApp!!!

Re: Installing a Simulator

I think Ryan found the most probable cause for your error.

Try these steps at the terminal:

su -

Password: <enter your password here>

cd /media/cdrom

ls

You should see the setup.sh file listed. If not, perhaps the cdrom (or .iso file) didn't mount, so try:

mount /media/cdrom

cd /media/cdrom

ls

Once you've confirmed you're in the /media/cdrom directory and the setup.sh exists, enter:

./setup.sh

If you never can find the setup.sh file after mounting the cdrom or .iso file, you may have a bad image.

The guide Bren mentioned is on the cdrom as well as https://now.netapp.com/NOW/download/tools/simulator/docs/vmware_linux_simulator_installation.pdf and is very helpful. Another resource I suggest looking at is "Installing the Netapp simulator 7.3" at:

http://tendam.wordpress.com/documents/

Re: Installing a Simulator

Hi Leif

Had a look at Installing the Netapp simulator 7.3" document as per your link below and realised that my ubuntu iso file was corrupt as a lot of files were missing from it. Don't know how but that was the case. I have downloaded a new iso file, which I'll try out when back home tonite.

Will keep you posted.

Regards

Manny

Re: Installing a Simulator

Hi Manny,

I could be wrong but I believe Leif was referring to the simulator image being corrupted but it's possible that the Ubuntu image being incomplete could contribute to your problem...  Either way when you mount the simulator image just open a terminal window and make sure you are in the correct location and perform the commands that Leif and I described... If you are still unable to install please copy/paste the output from your terminal window so we can further assist you! Good luck!!!

Regards,

Ryan

P.S. When do you write your exam and what do you hope to test? Just out of curiousity...

Re: Installing a Simulator

Hello Manny,

please find the attached document for installing the ONTAP simulator with step by step.

first take the image in USB drive and insert USB drive to your desktop and mount the USB image onto the VM HOST and follow the document steps exactly you can install.

Re: Installing a Simulator

Hi Ryan

I believe he was; however when I did an "ls" against my folder list there weren't as many files and folders as I anticipated. I also checked the folder list on the CD image and couldn't find setup.sh on there, which made me think it might have been a problem with the image.

With regards to the exam, I'll be doing the NS0-163 exam; I have already done the NS0-153, which was fairly straight forward. This one is a different kettle of fish and requires a lot of practise as well as study. I will be doing the exam on the 30th of July. Want to combine it with my VCP - VMware exam so I can better placed in the market when the economy picks up.

Thanks for your help Ryan. I'll no doubt be calling again if I get stuck somewhere along the line...!

Speak soon

Regards

Manny

Re: Installing a Simulator

Hi Navin

thanks for the script. I'll use it if I get stuck again. I would like to get my hands dirtied first; if it works then great, if not then will see how your script can work for me. Thank you.

Regards

Manny

Re: Installing a Simulator

Hi Manny,

Best of luck to you on your upcoming exams! What are the cost associated with these types of exams like? I have been considering pursuing some of these certifications but have never gone as far as obtaining any 'real' information... Sorry to pry...

When I installed the simulator I actually just extracted the image so that I didn't have to worry about mounting it.  There is also a dedicated simulator forum as well:

http://communities.netapp.com/community/interfaces_and_tools/simulator

In case you have any issues when you complete the install as it can be quite finicky...

Keep us posted!

Ryan