2012-08-24 06:55 AM
I am running the 8.1.1 cluster mode simulator in vSphere. When I click edit settings and look at the number of Network adapters in the vsim, it shows 4 of them. I have tried adding additional network adapters, but get the following error message in the picture below. I have tried shutting down the simulator and adding it and tried several things within the vSphere server networking to be able to add additional network adapters and cannot make it work.
I know that it is possible to additional NICs as I just sat through the cluster mode class and there were six NICs in the labs for the class. So, just like adding disks to the simulator I am assuming that this is something that needs to be done within the simulator. Can anybody tell me how to add additional NICs to the simulator as I really need them for setting up a demo of load sharing mirrors. Plus with cluster mode, it would just be really helpful to be able to add NIC ports in the simulators.
2012-08-24 08:05 AM
I can shut the VM down and while it is down it will allow me to add additional adapters. However, when I try to power it up I get the screen documented above and it won't allow me to power on the VM until I remove the additional adapters.
2012-09-13 12:51 PM
I am getting the same thing with 8.1.1 SIM and ESX 4.1. It is obviously a VMware issue at this point so I'm researching that avenue. I'll update when I have more information.
2012-11-27 12:00 PM
I try this but no card was added and an error occured at the vm startup with the line (pciBridge0.present = "TRUE")... i'm running simulator on ESXi 4.1 with vm version 8 not on windows player or server..
2013-02-01 05:28 AM
Windows 7 x64 Integral Version
Wmware Workstation 9.0.0 build-812388
DataONTAP Cluster Mode Vm version 8.1.2 (vsim-DOT812-cm.tgz)
I also try : Vsim Tutorial: https://www.brainshark.com/netapp/vu?pi=zI9zqpkNlz2V4mz0
Any "scsi.0" entry was removed from .vmx file
But doesn't works :
Error Message : "Cannot assign availbale PCI slot to ethernet4. There are
no more PCI slots available in the virtual machine. Please
remove some devices from the virtual machine.
Any idea ?
2013-02-01 10:12 AM
OK ... my fault.
Never boot the Vm before edit the .vmx
1) uncompress vsim-DOT812-cm.tgz
2) go to vsim folder
3) edit .vmx to add pciBridge0 and other pciBridge lines
4) Save .vmx
5) Now you can do the first time vm boot
6) Stop boot to go in VLOADER>
7) use "setenv" commands
8) VLOADER> boot
Have nice weekend ;-))