2012-07-19 03:52 AM - last edited on 2014-09-26 10:05 PM by alissa
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.
2012-07-19 02:36 PM
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.
2012-07-27 08:37 AM
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.
2012-07-30 10:56 AM
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.
2012-07-31 12:16 AM
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.
2012-07-31 06:10 PM
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.
2012-08-08 02:52 AM
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.
2012-09-02 11:52 AM
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.