I installed and registered ONTap 8.2.3 7-mode sim on existing ESX 5.1 host. The sim folder/files are on an existing datastore on our SAN.
When I attempt to power on the sim, ESX reports the following error.
"An error was received from the ESX host while powering on VM STNAS101A. Cannot open the disk '/vmfs/volumes/539b2bd8-cefc30bd-f5cf-002219b1bf62/STNAS101A/DataONTAP-sim.vmdk' or one of the snapshot disks it depends on. The system cannot find the file specified VMware ESX cannot find the virtual disk "/vmfs/volumes/539b2bd8-cefc30bd-f5cf-002219b1bf62/STNAS101A/DataONTAP-sim.vmdk". Verify the path is valid and try again. "
It appears that the VM is trying to access files on the local storage of the ESX host even though the disks show that they are on the SAN datastore.