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Simulator CDOT 821 on vSphere 5.1U1 - 0 disks found !

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Hi all, I'm trying to run the simulator on ESXi 5.1U1.

 

The pb is the filer do not see its disks. I tried

- without files modifications, just enterring : vmkload_mod multiextent, adding to Vsphere inventory, then start.

- with files modification using theses commands, then adding VM to Vsphere inventory, then start, as stated here : http://community.netapp.com/t5/Simulator-Discussions/ONTAP-Simulator-Fixes-MEGA-Thread/td-p/11213

vmkload_mod multiextent

cd /vmfs/volumes/nfs99/f-CDot821-sim

vmkfstools -i DataONTAP-sim.vmdk DataONTAP-sim-fixed.vmdk -d thin 

vmkfstools -i DataONTAP.vmdk DataONTAP-fixed.vmdk -d thin

vmkfstools -U DataONTAP-sim.vmdk

vmkfstools -U DataONTAP.vmdk

vmkfstools -E DataONTAP-sim-fixed.vmdk DataONTAP-sim.vmdk

vmkfstools -E DataONTAP-fixed.vmdk DataONTAP.vmdk

vmkload_mod -u multiextent

 

See joined pic Does it means this simulator is not compatible with vSphere 5.1 ?

 

CDOTsim821 - boot beginning.jpg

 

CDOTsim821 - no disks.jpg

 

Thank you

ML

Re: Simulator CDOT 821 on vSphere 5.1U1 - 0 disks found !

Ctrl-C at the prompt, then option 4 from the menu.

 

 

Re: Simulator CDOT 821 on vSphere 5.1U1 - 0 disks found !

Hi,

Thank you for this suggestion, but it does not work :

 

CDOTsim821 - initialize mroot do not exist or is it not writeable.jpg

Re: Simulator CDOT 821 on vSphere 5.1U1 - 0 disks found !

Does it bootloop again after the option 4? (the first reboot is expected).

 

If so, something happened during init that prevented the simdisks from being created.  To confirm, Ctrl-C to the boot menu, then ls /sim/dev/,disks

if the directory is empty, you need to rearm vdevinit at the loader:

 

Reboot, stopping at the LOADER> prompt, then enter the following:

setenv bootarg.vm.sim.vdevinit "23:14:0,23:14:1"
setenv bootarg.sim.vdevinit "23:14:0,23:14:1"

boot

 

Then Ctr-C, option 4.  You should get a reboot, then a wall of dots, then the setup script.

 

Re: Simulator CDOT 821 on vSphere 5.1U1 - 0 disks found !

Hi

Thanks to all of you.

 

In fact, after option 4, there is an error, but after reboot, I can see the wall of dots, and the cluster wizard is automatically started.

 

Best regards

ML