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Cannot get Netapp vsim 7m on vsphere 5 running


Hi everyone,


I'm trying to get a vsim netapp 7m 8.2.1 running and I got the file for the tgz from this location:


I'm encountering problems trying to get the simulator running. when I open the vmx file it will boot but it will say it does not have a recognized core disk.


Referencing https://community.netapp.com/t5/Simulator-Discussions/8-2P6-7-Mode-simulator/td-p/122726#, I thought I might have to convert the files into ova so I did with:

c:\Program Files\VMware\VMware OVF Tool>ovftool.exe --shaAlgorithm=SHA1 "C:\7 mode\vsim.ova" "C:\7 mode\vsim-SHA1.ova"


But I still got the same boot disk issue.


I attempted what was suggested but I get an error for attempting to convert the vmx here:


c:\Program Files\VMware\VMware OVF Tool>ovftool --allowAllExtraConfig --extraConfig:monitor_control.pseudo_perfctr=TRUE --extraConfig:timeTracker.forceMonotonicTTAT=TRUE --extraConfig:monitor_control.disable_tsc_offsetting=TRUE --extraConfig:monitor_control.disable_rdtscopt_bt=TRUE "C:\7 mode\vsim_netapp-7m 8-2-1\DataONTAP.vmx"
Error: OVF Package is not supported by target:
- Line -1: Unsupported value 'monitor_control.disable_rdtscopt_bt' for attribute 'key' on element 'ExtraConfig'.
- Line -1: Unsupported value 'monitor_control.disable_tsc_offsetting' for attribute 'key' on element 'ExtraConfig'.
- Line -1: Unsupported value 'monitor_control.pseudo_perfctr' for attribute 'key' on element 'ExtraConfig'.
- Line -1: Unsupported value 'timeTracker.forceMonotonicTTAT' for attribute 'key' on element 'ExtraConfig'.


Would anyone be able to advise on how I can get vsim 7m running?









I have also downloaded the 7-mode simulator from 



and facing the same issue with ovftool.


However, I have managed to have the simulator running by installing VMware Workstation Player and from here you just select "Open Virtual Machine"  and point to the " DataONTAP.vmx" after you extract the .tgz, than .tar archives.


To have it run on eSXI, I assume you just need to upload all the files to a datastore and register the virtual machine.

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