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ONTAP 9.2 Simulator

Hi all

 

has anyone come across a problem with the 9.2 simulator on ESX where you enter maintenance mode and the prompt doesn't return a response?  ie you can carry on typing as much as you like but the console doesn't actually accept the command.

 

I am trying to assign disks so this is a show-stopper.

 

Thank you for any help

 

Marcus

 

 

 

Re: ONTAP 9.2 Simulator

Thats an issue with the vidconsole in that version of the simulator.  Maintenance mode console output is going to the comconsole.  Two possible workarounds would be configuring/using the comconsole, or booting into ontap and doing the simulator disk management steps from the node shell & systemshell.  

 
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Re: ONTAP 9.2 Simulator

Thank you very much Sean.  I have also received some instructions regarding that, so if anyone else has similar issues:

 

 

1) Connect another VM to the simulator using a serial over network connection.    See: https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2004954

 

2) Change the VLOADER setting as Sean has said:    setenv console comconsole

 

3) Connect from the other VM using Putty (or similar) on a COM port.  Default baud rate is 9600.

 

 

Regards

 

 

Marcus