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Simulate ONTAP 8.1.1 withVirtualBox

bobshouseofcards

There have been a small number of posts both here and in the support community about the change between the 7.3 family of OnTap simulators and those for 8.1.1.  The delivery model changed from being one where you install the simulator on a Linux system (easily setup on any virtualization platform you have) to the model in 8.1.1 Simulator where you download a full virtual machine image designed for use in a VMWare environment only.

 

Many people will have access to one of the paid options (VMWare Workstation/Fusions/ESX) or can use the free VMWare Player on Windows.  But, for those that need alternatives such as on a Linux or Solaris host platform or something free on a Mac, here are instructions to setup 8.1.1 Simulator on VirtualBox.

 

Disclaimer:  to date I have only tested this on a single Windows platform.  Specifically, I tested this on a 32 bit Windows 7 host (but on 64 bit capable hardware).  Basic setup and general operations seem normally functional, though I have not delved into all the possibilities that OnTap offers.  The 7-mode simulator is the one on which I did most checkouts since this is what I need to make available to other team members where I work.  I have done minimal setup only on cluster mode.  None of this is technically supported by NetApp, and your mileage may vary.

 

Test environment:  Dell laptop, 3GB RAM running Windows 7 SP1 32 bit; VirtualBox 4.2.4r81684; Simulate OnTap 8.1.1.  As per the VirtualBox documentation,  you will need a 64 bit processor with virtualization enhancements enabled even if the host OS is 32 bit.

 

Setup (assumes basic familiarity with VirtualBox)

 

1.  Download and install VirtualBox.  I just used defaults for setup.

 

2.  Download the 8.1.1 simulator.  Extract the files somewhere that you want them to be.

 

3.  Create a new Virtual Machine with OS type BSD, version FreeBSD (64 bit).  Memory required is 1600MB.  Don't select a virtual hard drive now, we need to select a bunch later.  Save the new machine.

 

4.  Open the Settings for the new VM.  On the System page, Processor tab, set CPU to 2

 

5.  On the Storage path, delete the CDROM from the IDE controller.  Then, add 4 virtual hard disks to the controller.  For each disk, you will choose an existing disk.  The disks you will add, in order, are "DataONTAP.vmdk", "DataONTAP-var.vmdk", "DataONTAP-nvram.vmdk", and "DataONTAP-sim.vmdk".  Finally, add a Floppy controller with a single, empty floppy drive.  When complete, the storage setup for your new virtual machine should look like:

 

6.  On the audio page, uncheck "Enable Audio".

 

7.  On the network page, you can add up to 4 network adapters in any style that you choose - host only, bridged, internal, NAT.  This provides a bit more choice than available through VMWare Player.  Having some NICs of each type certainly can setup some interesting possibilities for multiple simulators.  For each NIC you add, expand the "Advanced" section for the NIC and select "Intel PRO/1000 MT Server (82545EM)" as the adapter type.  The Simulator virtual machine only has drivers for this emulated NIC type.  A sample NIC setup would look like:

 

8.  The default setup of the VMWare virtual machine attaches a local Windows pipe as a conduit to each of two serial ports - one for the "console" and one for debugging.  You can enable serial ports and redirect, but it is not required.

 

9.  On the USB page, uncheck "Enable USB Controller".

 

10.  On the Shared Folders page, no shared folders need be created.

 

11.  Save the virtual machine.

 

12.  Be sure you have 1600MB real free memory to start the guest or it will fail during startup at some point.

 

13.  Start the virtual machine.

 

14.  During the 10 second countdown, click in the VM and press any key that is NOT Enter to stop the boot.

 

15.  Update the environment to not start the VMWare tools with command "setenv bootarg.vm.run_vmtools false"

 

16.  If you are installing a 2nd simulator this is a great time to update the serial number as per the documentation as well.

 

17.  Enter command "boot" to continue with the startup of Data OnTAP.

 

18.  When the "Press Cntrl-C for menu" appears, press Cntrl-C and wait for the boot menu.  This first boot can take a little bit to happen depending on your hosting platform.

 

19.  On the boot menu, select option 4 and confirm clearing all disks and deleting all data.

 

20.  The Simulator will restart - let it proceed normally.  After restoring a fresh Data OnTAP from the simulated media you will eventually get the prompts for standard setup of a new Filer.

 

Enjoy!

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SeanHatfield

Here's my ovf file for the 832rc1 workstation build with the virtualbox adjustments.  Untar the OVA, delete the .mf manifest, and replace the contents of the .ovf with this and it should import. Then connect the NICs to your hostonly and nat networks accordingly and power it up.  

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!--Generated by VMware ovftool 1.0.0 (build-166674), User: nviet, UTC time: 2015-11-16T15:43:26.043808Z-->
<Envelope vmw:buildId="build-166674" xmlns="http://schemas.dmtf.org/ovf/envelope/1" xmlns:cim="http://schemas.dmtf.org/wbem/wscim/1/common" xmlns:ovf="http://schemas.dmtf.org/ovf/envelope/1" xmlns:rasd="http://schemas.dmtf.org/wbem/wscim/1/cim-schema/2/CIM_ResourceAllocationSettingData" xmlns:vmw="http://www.vmware.com/schema/ovf" xmlns:vssd="http://schemas.dmtf.org/wbem/wscim/1/cim-schema/2/CIM_VirtualSystemSettingData" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
  <References>
    <File ovf:compression="gzip" ovf:href="vsim-netapp-DOT8.3.2RC1-cm-disk1.vmdk.gz" ovf:id="file1" ovf:size="557577272"/>
    <File ovf:compression="gzip" ovf:href="vsim-netapp-DOT8.3.2RC1-cm-disk2.vmdk.gz" ovf:id="file2" ovf:size="605"/>
    <File ovf:compression="gzip" ovf:href="vsim-netapp-DOT8.3.2RC1-cm-disk3.vmdk.gz" ovf:id="file3" ovf:size="612"/>
    <File ovf:compression="gzip" ovf:href="vsim-netapp-DOT8.3.2RC1-cm-disk4.vmdk.gz" ovf:id="file4" ovf:size="627"/>
  </References>
  <DiskSection>
    <Info>Virtual disk information</Info>
    <Disk ovf:allocationUnits="1048576" ovf:capacity="1943" ovf:capacityAllocationUnits="byte * 2^20" ovf:diskId="vmdisk1" ovf:fileRef="file1" ovf:format="http://www.vmware.com/interfaces/specifications/vmdk.html#streamOptimized" ovf:populatedSize="567607296"/>
    <Disk ovf:allocationUnits="1048576" ovf:capacity="1542" ovf:capacityAllocationUnits="byte * 2^20" ovf:diskId="vmdisk2" ovf:fileRef="file2" ovf:format="http://www.vmware.com/interfaces/specifications/vmdk.html#streamOptimized" ovf:populatedSize="65536"/>
    <Disk ovf:allocationUnits="1048576" ovf:capacity="4865" ovf:capacityAllocationUnits="byte * 2^20" ovf:diskId="vmdisk3" ovf:fileRef="file3" ovf:format="http://www.vmware.com/interfaces/specifications/vmdk.html#streamOptimized" ovf:populatedSize="65536"/>
    <Disk ovf:allocationUnits="1048576" ovf:capacity="236231" ovf:capacityAllocationUnits="byte * 2^20" ovf:diskId="vmdisk4" ovf:fileRef="file4" ovf:format="http://www.vmware.com/interfaces/specifications/vmdk.html#streamOptimized" ovf:populatedSize="65536"/>
  </DiskSection>
  <NetworkSection>
    <Info>The list of logical networks</Info>
    <Network ovf:name="hostonly">
      <Description>The hostonly network</Description>
    </Network>
    <Network ovf:name="nat">
      <Description>The nat network</Description>
    </Network>
  </NetworkSection>
  <VirtualSystem ovf:id="vsim_netapp-DOT8.3.2RC1-cm">
    <Info>A virtual machine</Info>
    <Name>vsim_netapp-DOT8.3.2RC1-cm</Name>
    <OperatingSystemSection ovf:id="78" vmw:osType="freebsd64Guest">
      <Info>The kind of installed guest operating system</Info>
    </OperatingSystemSection>
    <VirtualHardwareSection>
      <Info>Virtual hardware requirements</Info>
      <System>
        <vssd:ElementName>Virtual Hardware Family</vssd:ElementName>
        <vssd:InstanceID>0</vssd:InstanceID>
        <vssd:VirtualSystemIdentifier>vsim_netapp-DOT8.3.2RC1-cm</vssd:VirtualSystemIdentifier>
        <vssd:VirtualSystemType>vmx-07</vssd:VirtualSystemType>
      </System>
      <Item>
        <rasd:AllocationUnits>hertz * 10^6</rasd:AllocationUnits>
        <rasd:Description>Number of Virtual CPUs</rasd:Description>
        <rasd:ElementName>2 virtual CPU(s)</rasd:ElementName>
        <rasd:InstanceID>1</rasd:InstanceID>
        <rasd:ResourceType>3</rasd:ResourceType>
        <rasd:VirtualQuantity>2</rasd:VirtualQuantity>
      </Item>
      <Item>
        <rasd:AllocationUnits>byte * 2^20</rasd:AllocationUnits>
        <rasd:Description>Memory Size</rasd:Description>
        <rasd:ElementName>3580MB of memory</rasd:ElementName>
        <rasd:InstanceID>2</rasd:InstanceID>
        <rasd:ResourceType>4</rasd:ResourceType>
        <rasd:VirtualQuantity>3580</rasd:VirtualQuantity>
      </Item>
      <Item>
        <rasd:Address>0</rasd:Address>
        <rasd:Description>IDE Controller</rasd:Description>
        <rasd:ElementName>ideController0</rasd:ElementName>
        <rasd:InstanceID>3</rasd:InstanceID>
        <rasd:ResourceType>5</rasd:ResourceType>
      </Item>
      <Item>
        <rasd:Address>1</rasd:Address>
        <rasd:Description>IDE Controller</rasd:Description>
        <rasd:ElementName>ideController1</rasd:ElementName>
        <rasd:InstanceID>4</rasd:InstanceID>
        <rasd:ResourceType>5</rasd:ResourceType>
      </Item>
      <Item>
        <rasd:AddressOnParent>0</rasd:AddressOnParent>
        <rasd:AutomaticAllocation>false</rasd:AutomaticAllocation>
        <rasd:Caption>floppy0</rasd:Caption>
        <rasd:Description>Floppy Drive</rasd:Description>
        <rasd:ElementName>floppy0</rasd:ElementName>
        <rasd:InstanceID>5</rasd:InstanceID>
        <rasd:ResourceType>14</rasd:ResourceType>
      </Item>
        <Item>
        <rasd:AddressOnParent>0</rasd:AddressOnParent>
        <rasd:ElementName>disk1</rasd:ElementName>
        <rasd:HostResource>ovf:/disk/vmdisk1</rasd:HostResource>
        <rasd:InstanceID>6</rasd:InstanceID>
        <rasd:Parent>3</rasd:Parent>
        <rasd:ResourceType>17</rasd:ResourceType>
      </Item>    
      <Item>
        <rasd:AddressOnParent>1</rasd:AddressOnParent>
        <rasd:ElementName>disk2</rasd:ElementName>
        <rasd:HostResource>ovf:/disk/vmdisk2</rasd:HostResource>
        <rasd:InstanceID>7</rasd:InstanceID>
        <rasd:Parent>3</rasd:Parent>
        <rasd:ResourceType>17</rasd:ResourceType>
      </Item>    
       <Item>
        <rasd:AddressOnParent>0</rasd:AddressOnParent>
        <rasd:ElementName>disk3</rasd:ElementName>
        <rasd:HostResource>ovf:/disk/vmdisk3</rasd:HostResource>
        <rasd:InstanceID>8</rasd:InstanceID>
        <rasd:Parent>4</rasd:Parent>
        <rasd:ResourceType>17</rasd:ResourceType>
      </Item>
      <Item>
        <rasd:AddressOnParent>1</rasd:AddressOnParent>
        <rasd:ElementName>disk4</rasd:ElementName>
        <rasd:HostResource>ovf:/disk/vmdisk4</rasd:HostResource>
        <rasd:InstanceID>9</rasd:InstanceID>
        <rasd:Parent>4</rasd:Parent>
        <rasd:ResourceType>17</rasd:ResourceType>
      </Item>  
      <Item>
        <rasd:AddressOnParent>1</rasd:AddressOnParent>
        <rasd:AutomaticAllocation>true</rasd:AutomaticAllocation>
        <rasd:Connection>hostonly</rasd:Connection>
        <rasd:Description>E1000 ethernet adapter on &quot;hostonly&quot;</rasd:Description>
        <rasd:ElementName>ethernet0</rasd:ElementName>
        <rasd:InstanceID>10</rasd:InstanceID>
        <rasd:ResourceSubType>E1000</rasd:ResourceSubType>
        <rasd:ResourceType>10</rasd:ResourceType>
      </Item>
      <Item>
        <rasd:AddressOnParent>2</rasd:AddressOnParent>
        <rasd:AutomaticAllocation>true</rasd:AutomaticAllocation>
        <rasd:Connection>hostonly</rasd:Connection>
        <rasd:Description>E1000 ethernet adapter on &quot;hostonly&quot;</rasd:Description>
        <rasd:ElementName>ethernet1</rasd:ElementName>
        <rasd:InstanceID>11</rasd:InstanceID>
        <rasd:ResourceSubType>E1000</rasd:ResourceSubType>
        <rasd:ResourceType>10</rasd:ResourceType>
      </Item>
      <Item>
        <rasd:AddressOnParent>3</rasd:AddressOnParent>
        <rasd:AutomaticAllocation>true</rasd:AutomaticAllocation>
        <rasd:Connection>nat</rasd:Connection>
        <rasd:Description>E1000 ethernet adapter on &quot;nat&quot;</rasd:Description>
        <rasd:ElementName>ethernet2</rasd:ElementName>
        <rasd:InstanceID>12</rasd:InstanceID>
        <rasd:ResourceSubType>E1000</rasd:ResourceSubType>
        <rasd:ResourceType>10</rasd:ResourceType>
      </Item>
      <Item>
        <rasd:AddressOnParent>4</rasd:AddressOnParent>
        <rasd:AutomaticAllocation>true</rasd:AutomaticAllocation>
        <rasd:Connection>nat</rasd:Connection>
        <rasd:Description>E1000 ethernet adapter on &quot;nat&quot;</rasd:Description>
        <rasd:ElementName>ethernet3</rasd:ElementName>
        <rasd:InstanceID>13</rasd:InstanceID>
        <rasd:ResourceSubType>E1000</rasd:ResourceSubType>
        <rasd:ResourceType>10</rasd:ResourceType>
      </Item>
    </VirtualHardwareSection>
  </VirtualSystem>
</Envelope>                                                                                                                  
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SaloniSuri
I have downloaded almost all 8.1 simulations but unable to find the required vmdks, Please see screenshot. I need urgent help with this. "DataONTAP.vmdk", "DataONTAP-var.vmdk", "DataONTAP-nvram.vmdk", and "DataONTAP-sim.vmdk". Also I am unable to add a Floppy controller Please guide.

SeanHatfield

Ah, I see. Its a tale of two disk models.

 

The simulators prior to 8.1.1 used the "classic" system diskmodel.  It had one disk with all the slices required for the sim and an optional 2nd disk for just the cf card.  The screenshot you posted is of the 2 disk "quickload" variant.

 

From 8.1.1 onward, the "standard" system diskmodel with 4 virtual disks is used.  The 8.1 you downloaded still has the classic structure, so the other disks are not present.  

 

In the two disk variant, the DataONTAP.vmdk goes on IDE0:0 and the DataONTAP-cf.vmdk goes on IDE0:1.  I haven't tried 8.1 in vbox so let us know if it works.

 

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Hien

Has anyone has success in setting up 2nd node using Simulator 8.2.2 or 8.3.2 on VirtualBox?

 

I had success in setting the 1st node repeatedly but failed on joining 2nd node to the cluster all the times so far. Kept getting the following errors:

 

Enter the name of the cluster you would like to join [c1]: c1

Joining cluster c1

Network set up ................Error: Remote ping test failed. Verify that this node is cabled correctly and
that the cluster interfaces are using ports on the internal cluster network.
To verify, run the ping command from the CLI. For example,
"network ping -lif clus1 -lif-owner node-01 -destination <cluster ip from cluster> -verbose true -show-detail true".

Restarting Cluster Setup

 

When trying network ping command as suggested above, it failed miserably:

 

c1::> network ping -lif clus1 -lif-owner c1-01 -destination 10.10.1.80 -verbose true -show-detail true -count 3
PING 10.10.1.80 (10.10.1.80) from 169.254.17.11: 56 data bytes

--- 10.10.1.80 ping statistics ---
3 packets transmitted, 0 packets received, 100.0% packet loss

 

 

Is there any requirement for Cluster hearbeat interfaces [e0a,e0b] to be on the same network as the other NICs? In my case I have the followings. Should all NICs be on same network?

 

NIC # 1 --> e0a --> Host-only Adapter --> DHCP (Cluster Heartbeat)

NIC # 2 --> e0b --> Host-only Adapter --> DHCP (Cluster Heartbeat)

NIC # 3 --> e0c --> Host-only Adapter # 2 --> Assigned IP (Cluster Management)

NIC # 4 --> e0d --> Host-only Adapter # 2 --> Open

NIC # 5 --> e0e --> Host-only Adapter # 2 --> Open

NIC # 6 --> e0f --> Host-only Adapter # 2 --> Assigned IP (Node Management)

 

Double and triple check network settings which appear to be fine:

 

Feb 23 17:12:36 [localhost:snmp.link.up:info]: Interface 6 is up
Feb 23 17:12:36 [localhost:netif.linkUp:info]: Ethernet e0f: Link up.
Feb 23 17:12:36 [localhost:snmp.link.up:info]: Interface 5 is up
Feb 23 17:12:36 [localhost:netif.linkUp:info]: Ethernet e0e: Link up.
Feb 23 17:12:36 [localhost:snmp.link.up:info]: Interface 4 is up
Feb 23 17:12:36 [localhost:netif.linkUp:info]: Ethernet e0d: Link up.
Feb 23 17:12:36 [localhost:snmp.link.up:info]: Interface 3 is up
Feb 23 17:12:36 [localhost:netif.linkUp:info]: Ethernet e0c: Link up.
Feb 23 17:12:36 [localhost:snmp.link.up:info]: Interface 2 is up
Feb 23 17:12:36 [localhost:netif.linkUp:info]: Ethernet e0b: Link up.
Feb 23 17:12:36 [localhost:snmp.link.up:info]: Interface 1 is up
Feb 23 17:12:36 [localhost:netif.linkUp:info]: Ethernet e0a: Link up.

 

vsim822-c1n1.PNG

 

c1::> net int show

(network interface show)
            Logical    Status     Network            Current       Current Is
Vserver     Interface  Admin/Oper Address/Mask       Node          Port    Home
----------- ---------- ---------- ------------------ ------------- ------- ----
c1
            cluster_mgmt up/up    10.10.1.80/24      c1-01         e0c     true
c1-01
            clus1        up/up    169.254.17.11/16   c1-01         e0a     true
            clus2        up/up    169.254.210.87/16  c1-01         e0b     true
            mgmt1        up/up    10.10.1.81/24      c1-01         e0f     true
vs1
            c1-01_iscsi_lif_1
                         up/up    10.10.1.85/24      c1-01         e0c     true
            c1-01_iscsi_lif_2
                         up/up    10.10.1.86/24      c1-01         e0d     true
            vs1_admin_lif1
                         up/up    10.10.1.84/24      c1-01         e0e     true
7 entries were displayed.

c1::> net port show
(network port show)
                                      Auto-Negot  Duplex     Speed (Mbps)
Node   Port   Role         Link MTU   Admin/Oper  Admin/Oper Admin/Oper
------ ------ ------------ ---- ----- ----------- ---------- ------------
c1-01
       e0a    cluster      up   1500  true/true   full/full  auto/1000
       e0b    cluster      up   1500  true/true   full/full  auto/1000
       e0c    data         up   1500  true/true   full/full  auto/1000
       e0d    data         up   1500  true/true   full/full  auto/1000
       e0e    data         up   1500  true/true   full/full  auto/1000
       e0f    node-mgmt    up   1500  true/true   full/full  auto/1000
6 entries were displayed.

 

Any insight would be very much appreciated.

 

Thanks,

Hien

 

 

bobshouseofcards

Hien -

 

You're on the right track.  Don't use "Host Only" network settings for the NICs.  In VBox that means the VM can only connect via the network to the underlying host, but not to each other which is needed for the cluster interfaces.  NAT works well - in fact almost anything other than "Host Only" can be made to work.

 

My personal preference for VBox, if you want to keep all presence off "real" networksm  is to create a virtual private VM only network in VBox and assign the cluster interfaces for both nodes to that named network when doing a cluster pair.  Then your other interfaces can still be host only if all other communication is only coming from the host.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Bob Greenwald

Lead Storage Engineer | Consilio LLC

NCIE SAN Clustered, Data Protection

 

 

Kudos and accepted solutions are always appreciated.

SeanHatfield

Here's my ovf file for the 832rc1 workstation build with the virtualbox adjustments.  Untar the OVA, delete the .mf manifest, and replace the contents of the .ovf with this and it should import. Then connect the NICs to your hostonly and nat networks accordingly and power it up.  

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!--Generated by VMware ovftool 1.0.0 (build-166674), User: nviet, UTC time: 2015-11-16T15:43:26.043808Z-->
<Envelope vmw:buildId="build-166674" xmlns="http://schemas.dmtf.org/ovf/envelope/1" xmlns:cim="http://schemas.dmtf.org/wbem/wscim/1/common" xmlns:ovf="http://schemas.dmtf.org/ovf/envelope/1" xmlns:rasd="http://schemas.dmtf.org/wbem/wscim/1/cim-schema/2/CIM_ResourceAllocationSettingData" xmlns:vmw="http://www.vmware.com/schema/ovf" xmlns:vssd="http://schemas.dmtf.org/wbem/wscim/1/cim-schema/2/CIM_VirtualSystemSettingData" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
  <References>
    <File ovf:compression="gzip" ovf:href="vsim-netapp-DOT8.3.2RC1-cm-disk1.vmdk.gz" ovf:id="file1" ovf:size="557577272"/>
    <File ovf:compression="gzip" ovf:href="vsim-netapp-DOT8.3.2RC1-cm-disk2.vmdk.gz" ovf:id="file2" ovf:size="605"/>
    <File ovf:compression="gzip" ovf:href="vsim-netapp-DOT8.3.2RC1-cm-disk3.vmdk.gz" ovf:id="file3" ovf:size="612"/>
    <File ovf:compression="gzip" ovf:href="vsim-netapp-DOT8.3.2RC1-cm-disk4.vmdk.gz" ovf:id="file4" ovf:size="627"/>
  </References>
  <DiskSection>
    <Info>Virtual disk information</Info>
    <Disk ovf:allocationUnits="1048576" ovf:capacity="1943" ovf:capacityAllocationUnits="byte * 2^20" ovf:diskId="vmdisk1" ovf:fileRef="file1" ovf:format="http://www.vmware.com/interfaces/specifications/vmdk.html#streamOptimized" ovf:populatedSize="567607296"/>
    <Disk ovf:allocationUnits="1048576" ovf:capacity="1542" ovf:capacityAllocationUnits="byte * 2^20" ovf:diskId="vmdisk2" ovf:fileRef="file2" ovf:format="http://www.vmware.com/interfaces/specifications/vmdk.html#streamOptimized" ovf:populatedSize="65536"/>
    <Disk ovf:allocationUnits="1048576" ovf:capacity="4865" ovf:capacityAllocationUnits="byte * 2^20" ovf:diskId="vmdisk3" ovf:fileRef="file3" ovf:format="http://www.vmware.com/interfaces/specifications/vmdk.html#streamOptimized" ovf:populatedSize="65536"/>
    <Disk ovf:allocationUnits="1048576" ovf:capacity="236231" ovf:capacityAllocationUnits="byte * 2^20" ovf:diskId="vmdisk4" ovf:fileRef="file4" ovf:format="http://www.vmware.com/interfaces/specifications/vmdk.html#streamOptimized" ovf:populatedSize="65536"/>
  </DiskSection>
  <NetworkSection>
    <Info>The list of logical networks</Info>
    <Network ovf:name="hostonly">
      <Description>The hostonly network</Description>
    </Network>
    <Network ovf:name="nat">
      <Description>The nat network</Description>
    </Network>
  </NetworkSection>
  <VirtualSystem ovf:id="vsim_netapp-DOT8.3.2RC1-cm">
    <Info>A virtual machine</Info>
    <Name>vsim_netapp-DOT8.3.2RC1-cm</Name>
    <OperatingSystemSection ovf:id="78" vmw:osType="freebsd64Guest">
      <Info>The kind of installed guest operating system</Info>
    </OperatingSystemSection>
    <VirtualHardwareSection>
      <Info>Virtual hardware requirements</Info>
      <System>
        <vssd:ElementName>Virtual Hardware Family</vssd:ElementName>
        <vssd:InstanceID>0</vssd:InstanceID>
        <vssd:VirtualSystemIdentifier>vsim_netapp-DOT8.3.2RC1-cm</vssd:VirtualSystemIdentifier>
        <vssd:VirtualSystemType>vmx-07</vssd:VirtualSystemType>
      </System>
      <Item>
        <rasd:AllocationUnits>hertz * 10^6</rasd:AllocationUnits>
        <rasd:Description>Number of Virtual CPUs</rasd:Description>
        <rasd:ElementName>2 virtual CPU(s)</rasd:ElementName>
        <rasd:InstanceID>1</rasd:InstanceID>
        <rasd:ResourceType>3</rasd:ResourceType>
        <rasd:VirtualQuantity>2</rasd:VirtualQuantity>
      </Item>
      <Item>
        <rasd:AllocationUnits>byte * 2^20</rasd:AllocationUnits>
        <rasd:Description>Memory Size</rasd:Description>
        <rasd:ElementName>3580MB of memory</rasd:ElementName>
        <rasd:InstanceID>2</rasd:InstanceID>
        <rasd:ResourceType>4</rasd:ResourceType>
        <rasd:VirtualQuantity>3580</rasd:VirtualQuantity>
      </Item>
      <Item>
        <rasd:Address>0</rasd:Address>
        <rasd:Description>IDE Controller</rasd:Description>
        <rasd:ElementName>ideController0</rasd:ElementName>
        <rasd:InstanceID>3</rasd:InstanceID>
        <rasd:ResourceType>5</rasd:ResourceType>
      </Item>
      <Item>
        <rasd:Address>1</rasd:Address>
        <rasd:Description>IDE Controller</rasd:Description>
        <rasd:ElementName>ideController1</rasd:ElementName>
        <rasd:InstanceID>4</rasd:InstanceID>
        <rasd:ResourceType>5</rasd:ResourceType>
      </Item>
      <Item>
        <rasd:AddressOnParent>0</rasd:AddressOnParent>
        <rasd:AutomaticAllocation>false</rasd:AutomaticAllocation>
        <rasd:Caption>floppy0</rasd:Caption>
        <rasd:Description>Floppy Drive</rasd:Description>
        <rasd:ElementName>floppy0</rasd:ElementName>
        <rasd:InstanceID>5</rasd:InstanceID>
        <rasd:ResourceType>14</rasd:ResourceType>
      </Item>
        <Item>
        <rasd:AddressOnParent>0</rasd:AddressOnParent>
        <rasd:ElementName>disk1</rasd:ElementName>
        <rasd:HostResource>ovf:/disk/vmdisk1</rasd:HostResource>
        <rasd:InstanceID>6</rasd:InstanceID>
        <rasd:Parent>3</rasd:Parent>
        <rasd:ResourceType>17</rasd:ResourceType>
      </Item>    
      <Item>
        <rasd:AddressOnParent>1</rasd:AddressOnParent>
        <rasd:ElementName>disk2</rasd:ElementName>
        <rasd:HostResource>ovf:/disk/vmdisk2</rasd:HostResource>
        <rasd:InstanceID>7</rasd:InstanceID>
        <rasd:Parent>3</rasd:Parent>
        <rasd:ResourceType>17</rasd:ResourceType>
      </Item>    
       <Item>
        <rasd:AddressOnParent>0</rasd:AddressOnParent>
        <rasd:ElementName>disk3</rasd:ElementName>
        <rasd:HostResource>ovf:/disk/vmdisk3</rasd:HostResource>
        <rasd:InstanceID>8</rasd:InstanceID>
        <rasd:Parent>4</rasd:Parent>
        <rasd:ResourceType>17</rasd:ResourceType>
      </Item>
      <Item>
        <rasd:AddressOnParent>1</rasd:AddressOnParent>
        <rasd:ElementName>disk4</rasd:ElementName>
        <rasd:HostResource>ovf:/disk/vmdisk4</rasd:HostResource>
        <rasd:InstanceID>9</rasd:InstanceID>
        <rasd:Parent>4</rasd:Parent>
        <rasd:ResourceType>17</rasd:ResourceType>
      </Item>  
      <Item>
        <rasd:AddressOnParent>1</rasd:AddressOnParent>
        <rasd:AutomaticAllocation>true</rasd:AutomaticAllocation>
        <rasd:Connection>hostonly</rasd:Connection>
        <rasd:Description>E1000 ethernet adapter on &quot;hostonly&quot;</rasd:Description>
        <rasd:ElementName>ethernet0</rasd:ElementName>
        <rasd:InstanceID>10</rasd:InstanceID>
        <rasd:ResourceSubType>E1000</rasd:ResourceSubType>
        <rasd:ResourceType>10</rasd:ResourceType>
      </Item>
      <Item>
        <rasd:AddressOnParent>2</rasd:AddressOnParent>
        <rasd:AutomaticAllocation>true</rasd:AutomaticAllocation>
        <rasd:Connection>hostonly</rasd:Connection>
        <rasd:Description>E1000 ethernet adapter on &quot;hostonly&quot;</rasd:Description>
        <rasd:ElementName>ethernet1</rasd:ElementName>
        <rasd:InstanceID>11</rasd:InstanceID>
        <rasd:ResourceSubType>E1000</rasd:ResourceSubType>
        <rasd:ResourceType>10</rasd:ResourceType>
      </Item>
      <Item>
        <rasd:AddressOnParent>3</rasd:AddressOnParent>
        <rasd:AutomaticAllocation>true</rasd:AutomaticAllocation>
        <rasd:Connection>nat</rasd:Connection>
        <rasd:Description>E1000 ethernet adapter on &quot;nat&quot;</rasd:Description>
        <rasd:ElementName>ethernet2</rasd:ElementName>
        <rasd:InstanceID>12</rasd:InstanceID>
        <rasd:ResourceSubType>E1000</rasd:ResourceSubType>
        <rasd:ResourceType>10</rasd:ResourceType>
      </Item>
      <Item>
        <rasd:AddressOnParent>4</rasd:AddressOnParent>
        <rasd:AutomaticAllocation>true</rasd:AutomaticAllocation>
        <rasd:Connection>nat</rasd:Connection>
        <rasd:Description>E1000 ethernet adapter on &quot;nat&quot;</rasd:Description>
        <rasd:ElementName>ethernet3</rasd:ElementName>
        <rasd:InstanceID>13</rasd:InstanceID>
        <rasd:ResourceSubType>E1000</rasd:ResourceSubType>
        <rasd:ResourceType>10</rasd:ResourceType>
      </Item>
    </VirtualHardwareSection>
  </VirtualSystem>
</Envelope>                                                                                                                  
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Hien

Is there an update version of this document for Simulator ONTAP 8.3 with Virtualbox?

I was able to use same methodoly here for Simulator ONTAP 8.2 but not for Simulator ONTAP 8.3. There seem to be quite a bit of change in version 8.3. There is no longer sim. vmdk, var.vmdk, nvram.vmdk and base vmdk.

I was able to extract Sim 8.3.2 OVA file into 4 VMDK files which are supposedly similar to previous ones but with different names '*disk[1-4].vmdk'. I kept getting PANIC errors:

 

VLOADER> setenv SYS_SERIAL_NUM 4082368507
VLOADER> setenv bootarg.nvram.sysid 4082368507
VLOADER> setenv bootarg.vm.run_vmtools false
VLOADER> boot_ontap
x86_64/freebsd/image1/kernel data=0x9a17d0+0x479ab8 syms=[0x8+0x46800+0x8+0x2fc53]
x86_64/freebsd/image1/platform.ko text=0x1e5add data=0x485a0+0x42bd0 syms=[0x8+0x21780+0x8+0x175e8]
NetApp Data ONTAP 8.3.2RC1
ioapic0: Changing APIC ID to 0
Copyright (C) 1992-2015 NetApp.
All rights reserved.
*******************************
* *
* Press Ctrl-C for Boot Menu. *
* *
*******************************
^CBoot Menu will be available.

Please choose one of the following:

(1) Normal Boot.
(2) Boot without /etc/rc.
(3) Change password.
(4) Clean configuration and initialize all disks.
(5) Maintenance mode boot.
(6) Update flash from backup config.
(7) Install new software first.
(8) Reboot node.
Selection (1-8)? 4
WAFL CPLEDGER is enabled. Checklist = 0x7ff841ff
PANIC : prod/common/wafl/free_cache.c:909: Assertion failure.
version: 8.3.2RC1: Thu Nov 5 01:54:42 PST 2015
conf : x86_64.sim
cpuid = 0
Uptime: 1m8s

PANIC: prod/common/wafl/free_cache.c:909: Assertion failure. in SK process wafl_hipri on release 8.3.2RC1 (C) on Thu Feb 25 15:35:13 GMT 2016
version: 8.3.2RC1: Thu Nov 5 01:54:42 PST 2015
compile flags: x86_64.sim
recursive PANIC: page_t has no physical address
cpuid = 0
Uptime: 1m8s

The operating system has halted.
Please press any key to reboot.

 

Any insight to this problem would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks,

Hien

 

bobshouseofcards

Hien -

 

The same basic steps work - but as you point out the vmdks are different for 8.3  You can generally figure out the order and which files go with which controllers by examining the vmx file describing the machine.

 

Also, in this same thread, read all the posts from Sean Hatfield.  Then check out his other posts for Simulator topics.  Good stuff.  A lot of them describe details about later versions of the simulator and the oddities that each virtualization product associates with the OVA/OVF descriptor formats.  Generally the manual steps still work but Sean has ways to update the OVF for automatic import.

 

The only issue I've found is that VBox really didn't like the vmdk's in the simulator package, at least on a Mac.  I used the VBox utility to convert to VDI's and it worked much better for me.  

 

 

Hope this helps.

 

Bob Greenwald

Lead Storage Engineer | Consilio LLC

NCIE SAN Clustered, Data Protection

 

 

Judos and accepted solutions are alwys appreciated.

Thanks Bob.

 

That panic looks like a RAM shortage.  Try it with 3072, 3580, or 6144.  VBox doesn't appear to provide control of PCI hole placement, and at 4-5gb it seems to be landing in an unfortunate spot in the address space.  Use 6gb+ or 3-3.5gb to work around the hole.  The old 1600mb sizing is too small for 8.3+.

 

The 8.3+ simulators are distributed as OVAs now so the vmdks are in a gz compressed sparse optimized format.  They can import on mac with the OVA adjustments.  I'll dig up a sample and post it later.

 

 

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Hien

Thank you Bob and Sean! Setting memory to 3072MB and 6144MB work for Simulator 8.3.2 on VirtualBox. Sure it would work with 3580MB. How do I ACCEPT AS SOLUTION?

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laspiers

Has anyone been able to get 8.3.2RC1 to run in VirtualBox?

SeanHatfield

Sure.  Took a slightly different approach.  I fixed the ovf so it would import correctly and added the floppy device to the ovf xml.  Then I just imported the appliance, connected the nics to the appropriate networks and started it up.

 

I did have some trouble getting past a memory related panic at start up.  There is no apparent way to control the placement of the PCI hole, so it took some experimentation to find ram sizing that would work.  5gb did not work, 6gb did work.  4gb did not, 3gb did.  I settled on 3560MB, and updated my ovf to make that the default on future imports.

 

 

 

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Patrick_L

Missed your post. 

 

So, following your instructoins, I got the OVF file imported, and hit the error you mentioned:

 

2016-01-25_17-57-19.png

 

 

SeanHatfield

From your screenshot it looks like you imported successfully.  Now you just need to ctrl-c at the boot menu during the next reboot and pick option 4 to install Data ONTAP.

 

 

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SeanHatfield

VIrtualbox seems to have difficulty constructing a VM from an OVF if the elements are not presented in a certain order.  All I did was re-order the item elements, for example so ide controller 0 comes before ide controller 1, and the disks connect in order, etc.  The ovf I posted above also has vmdk names, etc, that match what is included in the vsim tgz archives.  The vsim OVA archives have different filenames/elements needed to connect the disks but re-ordering was the key to get it to import.  The InstanceID fields need to be reordered as well as the order the items appear in the xml.   

 

For more than you ever wanted to know about ovf and ova, you can read the standard:
https://www.dmtf.org/standards/ovf

 

The various implementations seem to each have their own idiosyncrasies.  Virtualbox is sensitive to ordering, microsoft can't cope with vmdk files... its all part of the fun.

 

 

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Patrick_L

Wait, is the ordering in the VMDK files or in the virtual storage itself? I'm totally new to NetApp, so I'm not sure what's what.

SeanHatfield

This isn't really NetApp specific, its how virtualbox parses the ovf format in their implementation of the standard.

 

Inside an OVA file (which is a tar with specific constraints), you'll find the ovf, the vmdk file, a manifest file (for checksum validation), and sometimes other elements.  The ovf is an xml-like standards based way tof defining the virtual machine.  The intent of the standard is to allow VMs to be interchanged between virtualization platforms,  In practice there are a lot of rough edges.  

 

Inside the TGZ archives you'll find when you download the older simulator releases, you'll find the vmdk files, and a vmx file (among others).  These are virtual machines in a format native to VMware.  Adding an ovf to this file set just facilitates importing them into virtualbox, as a less error prone alternative to hand crafting a new vm in virtualbox and attaching the virtual disks.

 

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SeanHatfield

I've been experimenting with writing OVF descriptors for the various vsims, and the results are encouraging.  With an appropriate OVF descriptor added to the TGZ archives they import cleanly into virtualbox, fusion, and workstation.  Virtualbox on windows seems to be the exception.  It can't deal with compressed vmdks at all, and even when it imports the vmdks it leaves them disconnected from the IDE controller.  In windows it will import, but you have to go back and re-attach the hard drives.

 

Here is a sample ovf envelope.  It plays a little lose with the dmtf spec, and I had to make some educated guesses on the ovf:format values, but it seems to work accross the various 8.2.x archives.  Just extract the vsim tgz file, drop this in along side all the .vmdk files, and import it into virtual box.  

 

vsim-82x.ovf

 

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!--Hand crafted ovf descriptor for the vsim tgz archives for use in virtualbox-->
<Envelope vmw:buildId="build-166674" xmlns="http://schemas.dmtf.org/ovf/envelope/1" xmlns:cim="http://schemas.dmtf.org/wbem/wscim/1/common" xmlns:ovf="http://schemas.dmtf.org/ovf/envelope/1" xmlns:rasd="http://schemas.dmtf.org/wbem/wscim/1/cim-schema/2/CIM_ResourceAllocationSettingData" xmlns:vmw="http://www.vmware.com/schema/ovf" xmlns:vssd="http://schemas.dmtf.org/wbem/wscim/1/cim-schema/2/CIM_VirtualSystemSettingData" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
  <References>
    <File ovf:href="DataONTAP.vmdk" ovf:id="file1"/>
    <File ovf:href="DataONTAP-var.vmdk" ovf:id="file2"/>
    <File ovf:href="DataONTAP-nvram.vmdk" ovf:id="file3"/>
    <File ovf:href="DataONTAP-sim.vmdk" ovf:id="file4"/>
  </References>
  <DiskSection>
    <Info>Virtual disk information</Info>
    <Disk ovf:capacity="1943" ovf:capacityAllocationUnits="byte * 2^20" ovf:diskId="vmdisk1" ovf:fileRef="file1" ovf:format="http://www.vmware.com/interfaces/specifications/vmdk.html#thick"/>
    <Disk ovf:capacity="1542" ovf:capacityAllocationUnits="byte * 2^20" ovf:diskId="vmdisk2" ovf:fileRef="file2" ovf:format="http://www.vmware.com/interfaces/specifications/vmdk.html#thick"/>
    <Disk ovf:capacity="5122" ovf:capacityAllocationUnits="byte * 2^20" ovf:diskId="vmdisk3" ovf:fileRef="file3" ovf:format="http://www.vmware.com/interfaces/specifications/vmdk.html#thick"/>
    <Disk ovf:capacity="250"  ovf:capacityAllocationUnits="byte * 2^30" ovf:diskId="vmdisk4" ovf:fileRef="file4" ovf:format="http://www.vmware.com/interfaces/specifications/vmdk.html#twoGbMaxExtentSparse"/>
  </DiskSection>
  <NetworkSection>
    <Info>The list of logical networks</Info>
    <Network ovf:name="hostonly">
      <Description>The hostonly network</Description>
    </Network>
    <Network ovf:name="nat">
      <Description>The nat network</Description>
    </Network>
  </NetworkSection>
  <VirtualSystem ovf:id="vsim_netapp-DOT8.2.x">
    <Info>A virtual machine</Info>
    <Name>vsim_netapp-DOT8.2.x</Name>
    <OperatingSystemSection ovf:id="78" vmw:osType="freebsd64Guest">
      <Info>The kind of installed guest operating system</Info>
    </OperatingSystemSection>
    <VirtualHardwareSection>
      <Info>Virtual hardware requirements</Info>
      <System>
        <vssd:ElementName>Virtual Hardware Family</vssd:ElementName>
        <vssd:InstanceID>0</vssd:InstanceID>
        <vssd:VirtualSystemIdentifier>vsim_netapp-DOT8.2.x</vssd:VirtualSystemIdentifier>
        <vssd:VirtualSystemType>vmx-07</vssd:VirtualSystemType>
      </System>
      <Item>
        <rasd:AllocationUnits>hertz * 10^6</rasd:AllocationUnits>
        <rasd:Description>Number of Virtual CPUs</rasd:Description>
        <rasd:ElementName>2 virtual CPU(s)</rasd:ElementName>
        <rasd:InstanceID>1</rasd:InstanceID>
        <rasd:ResourceType>3</rasd:ResourceType>
        <rasd:VirtualQuantity>2</rasd:VirtualQuantity>
      </Item>
      <Item>
        <rasd:AllocationUnits>byte * 2^20</rasd:AllocationUnits>
        <rasd:Description>Memory Size</rasd:Description>
        <rasd:ElementName>1600MB of memory</rasd:ElementName>
        <rasd:InstanceID>2</rasd:InstanceID>
        <rasd:ResourceType>4</rasd:ResourceType>
        <rasd:VirtualQuantity>1600</rasd:VirtualQuantity>
      </Item>
      <Item>
        <rasd:Address>0</rasd:Address>
        <rasd:Description>IDE Controller</rasd:Description>
        <rasd:ElementName>ideController0</rasd:ElementName>
        <rasd:InstanceID>3</rasd:InstanceID>
        <rasd:ResourceType>5</rasd:ResourceType>
      </Item>
      <Item>
        <rasd:Address>1</rasd:Address>
        <rasd:Description>IDE Controller</rasd:Description>
        <rasd:ElementName>ideController1</rasd:ElementName>
        <rasd:InstanceID>4</rasd:InstanceID>
        <rasd:ResourceType>5</rasd:ResourceType>
      </Item>
      <Item>
        <rasd:AddressOnParent>0</rasd:AddressOnParent>
        <rasd:AutomaticAllocation>false</rasd:AutomaticAllocation>
        <rasd:Caption>floppy0</rasd:Caption>
        <rasd:Description>Floppy Drive</rasd:Description>
        <rasd:ElementName>floppy0</rasd:ElementName>
        <rasd:InstanceID>5</rasd:InstanceID>
        <rasd:ResourceType>14</rasd:ResourceType>
      </Item>
        <Item>
        <rasd:AddressOnParent>0</rasd:AddressOnParent>
        <rasd:ElementName>disk1</rasd:ElementName>
        <rasd:HostResource>/disk/vmdisk1</rasd:HostResource>
        <rasd:InstanceID>6</rasd:InstanceID>
        <rasd:Parent>3</rasd:Parent>
        <rasd:ResourceType>17</rasd:ResourceType>
      </Item>    
      <Item>
        <rasd:AddressOnParent>1</rasd:AddressOnParent>
        <rasd:ElementName>disk2</rasd:ElementName>
        <rasd:HostResource>/disk/vmdisk2</rasd:HostResource>
        <rasd:InstanceID>7</rasd:InstanceID>
        <rasd:Parent>3</rasd:Parent>
        <rasd:ResourceType>17</rasd:ResourceType>
      </Item>    
       <Item>
        <rasd:AddressOnParent>0</rasd:AddressOnParent>
        <rasd:ElementName>disk3</rasd:ElementName>
        <rasd:HostResource>/disk/vmdisk3</rasd:HostResource>
        <rasd:InstanceID>8</rasd:InstanceID>
        <rasd:Parent>4</rasd:Parent>
        <rasd:ResourceType>17</rasd:ResourceType>
      </Item>
      <Item>
        <rasd:AddressOnParent>1</rasd:AddressOnParent>
        <rasd:ElementName>disk4</rasd:ElementName>
        <rasd:HostResource>/disk/vmdisk4</rasd:HostResource>
        <rasd:InstanceID>9</rasd:InstanceID>
        <rasd:Parent>4</rasd:Parent>
        <rasd:ResourceType>17</rasd:ResourceType>
      </Item>  
      <Item>
        <rasd:AddressOnParent>1</rasd:AddressOnParent>
        <rasd:AutomaticAllocation>true</rasd:AutomaticAllocation>
        <rasd:Connection>hostonly</rasd:Connection>
        <rasd:Description>E1000 ethernet adapter on &quot;hostonly&quot;</rasd:Description>
        <rasd:ElementName>ethernet0</rasd:ElementName>
        <rasd:InstanceID>10</rasd:InstanceID>
        <rasd:ResourceSubType>E1000</rasd:ResourceSubType>
        <rasd:ResourceType>10</rasd:ResourceType>
      </Item>
      <Item>
        <rasd:AddressOnParent>2</rasd:AddressOnParent>
        <rasd:AutomaticAllocation>true</rasd:AutomaticAllocation>
        <rasd:Connection>hostonly</rasd:Connection>
        <rasd:Description>E1000 ethernet adapter on &quot;hostonly&quot;</rasd:Description>
        <rasd:ElementName>ethernet1</rasd:ElementName>
        <rasd:InstanceID>11</rasd:InstanceID>
        <rasd:ResourceSubType>E1000</rasd:ResourceSubType>
        <rasd:ResourceType>10</rasd:ResourceType>
      </Item>
      <Item>
        <rasd:AddressOnParent>3</rasd:AddressOnParent>
        <rasd:AutomaticAllocation>true</rasd:AutomaticAllocation>
        <rasd:Connection>nat</rasd:Connection>
        <rasd:Description>E1000 ethernet adapter on &quot;nat&quot;</rasd:Description>
        <rasd:ElementName>ethernet2</rasd:ElementName>
        <rasd:InstanceID>12</rasd:InstanceID>
        <rasd:ResourceSubType>E1000</rasd:ResourceSubType>
        <rasd:ResourceType>10</rasd:ResourceType>
      </Item>
      <Item>
        <rasd:AddressOnParent>4</rasd:AddressOnParent>
        <rasd:AutomaticAllocation>true</rasd:AutomaticAllocation>
        <rasd:Connection>nat</rasd:Connection>
        <rasd:Description>E1000 ethernet adapter on &quot;nat&quot;</rasd:Description>
        <rasd:ElementName>ethernet3</rasd:ElementName>
        <rasd:InstanceID>13</rasd:InstanceID>
        <rasd:ResourceSubType>E1000</rasd:ResourceSubType>
        <rasd:ResourceType>10</rasd:ResourceType>
      </Item>
    </VirtualHardwareSection>
  </VirtualSystem>
</Envelope>                                                                                                                  

 

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chiel

Hi,

 

I did the whole thing more then ones with 8.3 and 8.2.

The problem I encounter is that at the end it can't find setup due by a missing mboot disk.

 

Regards

chiel

Yes, it's always the same thing......RTFM.

I used the wrong NIC , the standard one mt 1000 desktop instead of server.

 

boot disk is found now, setup is running.

 

Regards

Chiel

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