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      • 105. Re: Ability to run ESX as a Workstation guest
        Ken.Cline Champion

        StarWind (www.rocketdivision.com) as the Windows Server 2003 iSCSI target

        (they are offering NFR licenses for this kind of stuff if you search the forums)

         

        I didn't find the NFR reference (have to admit I didn't look really hard) - do you have a direct link you could share?

        • 106. Re: Ability to run ESX as a Workstation guest
          atdude Enthusiast

          I have been successfully running a virtual ESX host inside of Workstation 6 installed on Windows XP for a couple of weeks now ("Thank You" to those who made this possible).

           

          Question - Has anyone had any success getting this to work inside of Workstation 6 running on Linux (Centos 5, to be specific).

           

          I am able to successfully install and boot ESX 3.0.1; however, I am not able to connect to any network.  I can ping the vswif0 and vswif1 IP addresses.  And, I have verified (both through the .vmx file and the output of esxcfg-nics) that the vmnics are in fact using the e1000 driver.

           

          I have turned off iptables on the hostmachine (the computer is only used for testing in my home lab therefore I am not concerned about security), set "allowIncoming" and "allowOutgoing" (via esxcfg-firewall in the virtual ESX machine) and I have verified that I am able to create a virtual Windows 2003 server on the same physical Linux host and this Windows 2003 VM is able to connect to the outside world.  And, I tried using dhcp for the vswif0 and vswif1 (still no dice).

           

          I am not familar-enough with the code-base to know if this has anything to do Workstation 6 for Linux, or if I am just missing something.

           

          Thanks.

          • 107. Re: Ability to run ESX as a Workstation guest
            steve.atkinson Novice

            I have ESX working fine in Workstation 6 (boots in about 3 mins flat) except that I cannot power on any VM's.

            When I try either from local VMFS or iSCSI LUN i get an error - "You may not power on a virtual machine in a virtual machine"

             

            Here is my vmx file, appreciate any advice!!

             

            config.version = "8"

            virtualHW.version = "6"

            numvcpus = "2"

            scsi0.present = "TRUE"

            scsi0.virtualDev = "lsilogic"

            memsize = "1020"

            scsi0:0.present = "TRUE"

            scsi0:0.fileName = "esxt.vmdk"

            ide1:0.present = "TRUE"

            ide1:0.fileName = "D:"

            ide1:0.deviceType = "cdrom-raw"

            floppy0.autodetect = "TRUE"

            ethernet0.present = "TRUE"

            ethernet0.virtualDev = "e1000"

            ethernet0.connectType = "bridged"

            ethernet0.addressType = "generated"

            ethernet0.wakeOnPcktRcv = "FALSE"

            sound.present = "TRUE"

            sound.fileName = "-1"

            sound.autodetect = "TRUE"

            svga.autodetect = "TRUE"

            pciBridge0.present = "TRUE"

            mks.keyboardFilter = "allow"

            displayName = "ESXtest"

            guestOS = "dos"

            nvram = "MS-DOS.nvram"

            deploymentPlatform = "windows"

            virtualHW.productCompatibility = "hosted"

            moinitor_control.restrict_backdoor = "TRUE"

            monitor_control.vt32 = "TRUE"

            tools.upgrade.policy = "useGlobal"

             

            floppy0.fileName = "A:"

             

            isolation.tools.hgfs.disable = "TRUE"

             

            ethernet0.generatedAddress = "00:0c:29:ab:97:c0"

            uuid.location = "56 4d 4e e3 cf ef c6 7d-bc 8c cf 1e 72 ab 97 c0"

            uuid.bios = "56 4d 4e e3 cf ef c6 7d-bc 8c cf 1e 72 ab 97 c0"

            scsi0:0.redo = ""

            pciBridge0.pciSlotNumber = "17"

            scsi0.pciSlotNumber = "16"

            ethernet0.pciSlotNumber = "32"

            sound.pciSlotNumber = "33"

            ethernet0.generatedAddressOffset = "0"

            • 108. Re: Ability to run ESX as a Workstation guest
              steve.atkinson Novice

              apologies this is correct vmx file for above, i have tried using several different configurations, all work as far as booting ESX quickly but none will start VM's -

               

              config.version = "8"

              virtualHW.version = "6"

              numvcpus = "2"

              scsi0.present = "TRUE"

              scsi0.virtualDev = "lsilogic"

              memsize = "1032"

              scsi0:0.present = "TRUE"

              scsi0:0.fileName = "Other.vmdk"

              ide1:0.present = "TRUE"

              ide1:0.fileName = "auto detect"

              ide1:0.deviceType = "cdrom-raw"

              floppy0.autodetect = "TRUE"

              ethernet0.present = "TRUE"

              ethernet0.virtualDev = "e1000"

              ethernet0.connectType = "bridged"

              ethernet0.addressType = "generated"

              ethernet0.wakeOnPcktRcv = "FALSE"

              sound.present = "TRUE"

              sound.fileName = "-1"

              sound.autodetect = "TRUE"

              svga.autodetect = "TRUE"

              pciBridge0.present = "TRUE"

              mks.keyboardFilter = "allow"

              displayName = "ESX11"

              guestOS = "other"

              nvram = "Other.nvram"

              deploymentPlatform = "windows"

              virtualHW.productCompatibility = "hosted"

              tools.upgrade.policy = "useGlobal"

               

              moinitor_control.restrict_backdoor = TRUE

              monitor_control.vt32 = TRUE

              • 109. Re: Ability to run ESX as a Workstation guest
                jbruelasdgo Master

                I got a question. Does AMD Turion 64 x2 have the AMD-v technology enabled???

                 

                (My laptop is a Ferrari 5005, so I have tried the installation of ESX 3.0.1, but it is extremely slow!!)

                 

                Best regards

                 

                Jose B Ruelas

                Mexico

                • 110. Re: Ability to run ESX as a Workstation guest
                  ClayMon Hot Shot

                  I got a question. Does AMD Turion 64 x2 have the

                  AMD-v technology enabled???

                   

                  VMware has a tool that can check for you.  It can be downloaded here:

                   

                  http://www.vmware.com/download/ws/drivers_tools.html

                  • 111. Re: Ability to run ESX as a Workstation guest
                    attlee.ken Lurker

                    My laptop is ASUS A6T ,CPU AMD TURION TL52 64X2 , I have tried the installation of ESX 3.0.1 , extremely slow too !! Don't know why .

                    • 112. Re: Ability to run ESX as a Workstation guest
                      Erik Bussink Expert
                      vExpert

                      Question - Has anyone had any success getting this to work inside of Workstation 6 running on Linux (Centos 5, to be specific).

                       

                      Yes, I'm running 3 ESX servers inside VMware Workstation 6.0 on RHEL5 (x86-64). No issues.

                       

                      Erik

                      • 113. for AMD-V
                        Erik Bussink Expert
                        vExpert

                        For AMD-V replace monitor_control.vt32 = TRUE  by monitor_control.enable_svm = TRUE"

                         

                        http://bussink.ch/erik/category/technology/vmware/

                        • 114. Re: for AMD-V
                          VirtualKenneth Master
                          vExpert

                          Anyone experienced some VMware VMkernel md5 signature mismatches while starting ESX within WS6?

                           

                          Strange thing is that I always deploy VM's from a single ISO file.

                           

                          Reading this topic:

                          http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=586857&#586857

                          The solution was to use a new ISO file.

                           

                          Will try that but I do think it's rather strange..

                          • 115. Re: for AMD-V
                            VirtualKenneth Master
                            vExpert

                            So weird... Still the checksum error.

                             

                            I've changed all the settings mentioned in the manual, only strange thing is that the e1000 changes back to vlance while installing ESX.

                            Whenever I changed that afterwards Kudzu comes up with the new NIC.

                            • 116. Re: Ability to run ESX as a Workstation guest
                              atdude Enthusiast

                              Thanks for the response.

                               

                              I'll try copying the VM from my XP box over to my Linux box and see if that helps.  If not, I'll upgrade to the x64 version of Centos 5 and see what happens.

                              • 117. Re: for AMD-V
                                vistaphotos Enthusiast

                                So weird... Still the checksum error.

                                 

                                I've changed all the settings mentioned in the

                                manual, only strange thing is that the e1000 changes

                                back to vlance while installing ESX.

                                Whenever I changed that afterwards Kudzu comes up

                                with the new NIC.

                                 

                                I'm guessing that you're talking about the error below, reported by MayurPatel earlier in this thread also. I've been trying to find out if it was resolved of not. I've seen it the error but find it  hard to figure whether it's related to the PC hardware I'm using (Intel T5200 CPU which doesn't support VT), WS version , vmx contents or something else entirely. I hope to try an install tomorrow on different hardware with a VT enabled CPU to see if that makes a difference

                                 

                                \----


                                 

                                VMware VMkernel authorisation daemon, Warning:  date....error:md5 signature mismatch. Running  vmkernel built on -Unknown- (vs.vmkload_app built on Sept 26 2006 00:00:01)

                                 

                                When logon to the console I see an error:

                                 

                                Service Console running in fallback mode.

                                • 118. Re: for AMD-V
                                  VirtualKenneth Master
                                  vExpert

                                  That's the same error I got.

                                  I've got by the e1000 error by closing WS, edditing the .vmx file and restarting WS but still the error.

                                   

                                  Hardware: HP NC8430 (with VT)

                                  • 119. Re: for AMD-V
                                    vistaphotos Enthusiast

                                    For what it's worth, seem like Mr-T got running on that hardware....slowly but his post seems to suggest he didn't have VT, variations on the laptop model I guess.... http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=669124&#669124

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