2012-07-02 07:16 AM - last edited on 2014-09-26 10:17 PM by alissa
Hi, I was giving the ONTAP 8.1 simulator for VMPlayer a spin on my fedora Desktop.
On untar-ing vsim-7m.tgz I'm getting that the file DataONTAP-sim-flat.vmdk would be over 250 GB
Is that correct? It seems rather on the large side...
2012-07-04 10:18 AM
I had the same issue so I know the original poster is right. I unzipped the original .tgz file and the resulting .tar file occupied all of 240GB. However, when I extracted the DataONTAP-sim-flat.vmdk file, it was only 1GB. Then vmplayer for windows didn't recognize the file........
2012-07-06 12:58 AM
It turns out the vmdk in question is sparse format max-size 250 GB, but there are only a few GB preallocated.
So this must be a bug with tar or perhaps the vmdk header is wrong?
Anyways, the 8.1.1 simulator works fine for me.
2012-07-06 11:04 AM
I need to test 8.1 not 8.1.1
This is the page with the link (I don't think we are supposed to post direct links to the simulator files):
Under 8.1, click the 7-mode link for ESX
2012-07-06 12:41 PM
FYI, I found a system with more free space and was able to extract it all. It is 240GB.
This is on windows 2008 r2. On my linux box, I ran out of free space. That system had 160GB free. So it is an OS independent issue.
2012-09-21 06:42 AM
Seems I have the same issue. I have a 250GB Virtual disk in the image that I downloaded off the official site in the c-mode for ESX file. See screen grab:
Has anyone found a way of reducing this at all? Can I just remove this Hard Disk from the config?