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Simulate ONTAP 8.1 for VMware ESX 5

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Hi,

 

has anybody been able to install "Simulate ONTAP 8.1 Cluster mode for VMware ESX" on an ESX server?

thers is no .vmx file after extracting the files downloaded from C-mode , hence i have not been able to register my Sims.

files and folders in the extracted file attached.

 

Re: Simulate ONTAP 8.1 for VMware ESX 5

I have both 8.1 and 8.1.1 Cluster-mode Sims running on ESX 5 without any issues.  It looks almost like the download file is corrupted.  Below is the image of my file list for 8.1 from browsing the ESX datastore.  I would try to re-download the file.

Re: Simulate ONTAP 8.1 for VMware ESX 5

I used the regular install guide (and my guide) with success. It is not plug-and-play...

Re: Simulate ONTAP 8.1 for VMware ESX 5

Tardie, did you read the post at all?

I don't have any problems with install nor config.

the files are not complete, the VM setting file which is the .vmx is missing.

would be good if there is a log file to enable a re-build the .vmx file but it's a new install.

Re: Simulate ONTAP 8.1 for VMware ESX 5

Thanks ljuhnke,

I did download the file a couple of time and no .VMX file from all my downloads.

Re: Simulate ONTAP 8.1 for VMware ESX 5

In our case we originally had a problem too with the 7-mode. The files in the downloaded .zip seemed to be made for VMware Workstation. Different files are used in the case of VMware vCenter. To load to a ESX host via vCenter, we had to use a VMware converter.

Re: Simulate ONTAP 8.1 for VMware ESX 5

Thanks Silvatall, not to waste quality time, i have to use a different version.

would be good if NetApp can verify that all files are complete before uploading to download site.

Re: Simulate ONTAP 8.1 for VMware ESX 5

I did in fact read the post at all...

But just to be sure, I did in fact download the files (again), and I did in fact check them and found the contents to be just fine...

I was just trying to help by ruling out the files, I apologize if that was not helpful to you.

Good Luck,

Re: Simulate ONTAP 8.1 for VMware ESX 5

Make sure you download the esx version for esx. The other version is for VMware Player, Workstation, and Fusion.

Try using 7-zip to extract files, which I suggested in my step-by-step doc.

Use the instructions on the support site where you downloaded the files for instructions on setting up esx networking.

Re: Simulate ONTAP 8.1 for VMware ESX 5

Were you ever able to resolve your installation issue?

I struggled with the same issue for hours.  I was confused because the .tar file was 8 GB but only 2 x 1 GB files were extracted.  I was using izarc which I have used for years.  I decided to give 7-zip a shot and manually extract everything.  It turns out all of the files are visible when using 7-zip.  This would probably be the same for other compression utilities.

One note:  After powering on, I did not have a root volume.  I just did a new install using the boot utilities menu.

Good luck!