I'm building the second node as per the install instructions but am getting a system id mismatch error after setting the env variables SYS_SERIAL_NUM and bootarg.nvram.sysid. Any suggestions? This is the 8.2.1RC1 version of the simulator in cluster-ontap mode.
I didn't see a cf vmdk, but I did replace the DataONTAP-var.vmdk and DataONTAP-sim.vmdk files with original ones from the tgz package. I had also found and edited a file called env within the cfcard\env directory of the virtual machine folder. Replacing just the -var.vmdk didn't work, but after editing the env file with the updated serial info I used in the instructions and replacing the -sim.vmdk file, I got past the error that prevented the simulator from booting. I don't know if editing the env file directly had anything to do with this, but this file still contained the original SYS_SERIAL_NUM and bootarg.nvram.sysid.
Glad you got it working. The env file is a remnant of the build process, and not actually used by the simulator. A copy of it lives on the boot device, DataONTAP.vmdk - historically a compactflash card, and represents the initial boot environment for the simulator. If you are going to make changes, such as modifying the serial, switching modes or adjusting the simdisk inventory, its best to catch the very first boot. During the first boot, the nvram is discarded, /var is populated, and /sim is populated with simdisks. If you miss the first window and have problems its easier to start over with clean files than it is to reset and re-arm those initialization processes.