2017-11-14 07:35 AM
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
2017-11-21 09:02 AM
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.
2017-11-22 05:08 AM
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.