cDOT simulators show "internal error" while powering on after upgrading to VMware Fusion 7.x

by Frequent Contributor on ‎2014-10-28 04:45 PM

Symptoms

After upgrading to VMware Fusion 7.x cDOt simulator doesn't Power on or Resume. The error message is displayed "internal error". Even if you delete all snapshots still the simulator fails to come up.

Attached screenshot.

 

Screen Shot 2014-10-28 at 12.04.46 AM.JPEG

 

 

Screen Shot 2014-10-28 at 12.12.06 AM.JPEG

Diagnosis

Worked with VMware Fusion support to determine the issue. vmware.log file was analyzed and the issue detected was "If you more than 8 network adapters on a cDOT simulator, VMware Fusion 7.x throws internal error message and fails to bring up teh simulator".

Solution

From the directory where cDOT simulator is stored

1. Delete *.lck files

2. Delete *.vmss files

3. Delete *.nvram file

4. Delete network adapters 9 and 10. Make sure cDOT simulator has 8 network adapters.

 

Poweron the simulator and VMware Fusion successfully brings up the VM.

 

Screen Shot 2014-10-28 at 12.16.17 AM.JPEG 

Comments

This would work on FUsion but if you want to install it on ESX 5.x I found this helpful too http://community.netapp.com/t5/Simulator-Discussions/ONTAP-Simulator-Fixes-MEGA-Thread/td-p/11213. I made all the steps mentioned on it and created the following OVA to save work to all of you https://www.dropbox.com/s/v0b3etsphesep2v/cDOT_nodo1.zip?dl=0.

 

Thanks

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