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Simulator ONTAP 8.1: Huge File?

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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...

[HV]

Re: Simulator ONTAP 8.1: Huge File?

It's definitely not over 250GB.  My C: drive is only 200GB and I've installed two copies.  I think 8.1 is over 2GB, and 8.1.1 is over 7GB.

Re: Simulator ONTAP 8.1: Huge File?

It doesn't sound right at all - the entire ONTAP 8.1 VM folder takes about 8GB of space in my case.

Re: Simulator ONTAP 8.1: Huge File?

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........

Re: Simulator ONTAP 8.1: Huge File?

I'm encountering the same issue.  Did something change to the source download recently to cause this?

Re: Simulator ONTAP 8.1: Huge File?

I extracted the 8.1.1 file and it was 8.14GB.  Which direct link did you use?  I'd like to try it and see on that link.

Re: Simulator ONTAP 8.1: Huge File?

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.

[NG]

Re: Simulator ONTAP 8.1: Huge File?

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):

http://support.netapp.com/NOW/download/tools/simulator/ontap/8.0/

Under 8.1, click the 7-mode link for ESX

Re: Simulator ONTAP 8.1: Huge File?

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.

Re: Simulator ONTAP 8.1: Huge File?

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?

Thanks