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      • 240. Re: Ability to run ESX as a Workstation guest
        CiscoKid Hot Shot

         

        I think I spent enough time searching the internet and rebuilding my ESX VMs.  I am experiencing an issue that I am not seeing on any threads and wanted to get a feel out there to see if there is a slim chance that others might be experiencing the same issue.  After finding out that I am unable to run nested VMs on a 3.5 ESX VM guest, I went to load 3.02 Update 1 and have been experiencing some abnormal behaviors.  In a nutshell, when I launch one ESX3.02u1 VM guest it launches without error.  If I launch a second VM guest of ESX3.02u1 it seems as though there is a conflict that happens and it boots the VMKernel into Kudzu upon first initialization.  Once I power off both VM guests and then reverse startup order the previous one that failed boots without error but the other one does the same thing...boots without the VMKernel.  I have the 2 VMs configured in separate directories with their own file sets to run the VMs, compared the VMXs and they are identical accept for MACs, UUIDs and names/locations and I have followed all recommendations from previous posts without any resolve.

         

         

        My hardware that I am running is a Dell Latitude D630 with an Intel Core 2 Duo T7800 2.66GHz, 4GB RAM, 120GB 7200RPM SATA.  I have enough horse power to run at least 2 VMs if not a 4 VM environment.  What is strange is that I was able to launch 3 ESX 3.5 VM guests simutaneously without any issues.  Ideas?

         

         

        • 241. Re: Ability to run ESX as a Workstation guest
          indrajeets Enthusiast

           

          Friends!

           

           

          Once more time I tried installing ESX 3.5 on WK6, It was fast this time :D........but here it comes again, I GOT IT ONE MORE TIME......PSOD :_|, have a look at the color , Uhh it ugly

           

           

          Keep posting boys, soon we will have the success!

           

           

          • 242. Re: Ability to run ESX as a Workstation guest
            cgb Novice

             

            I'm trying to do ESX 3.5 running in Workstation on a Linux physical host.  I have two ubuntu systems, both with Intel VT enabled, one running 32 bit and one running 64 bit kernels/applications and appropriate version of VMWare Workstaion.  Everything appears fine but I can't do any networking outside of the ESX VM.  e1000 is the configured adaptor (as documneted in the procedure for customising the .vmx file).

             

             

            VMWare Workstation 6.0.2 in use.  Interestingly, the same vmdk & vmx file, booted into a Windows XP physical system (the 64 bit ubuntu system dual boots with 32 bit Windows XP - Networking functions correctly.  This at least suggests I have the configuration correct.

             

             

            Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy) with Kernel 2.6.22-14-generic (no custom kernel ...).

             

             

            Anyone have any tips on where I can go from here in debugging it?

             

             

            • 243. Re: Ability to run ESX as a Workstation guest
              continuum Guru
              vExpertUser ModeratorsCommunity Warriors

               

              > This at least suggests I have the configuration correct.

               

               

              No - you need AMD greyhound to run VMs in a ESX 3.5 VM

               

               

               

               

               

              • 244. Re: Ability to run ESX as a Workstation guest
                cgb Novice

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                No - you need AMD greyhound to run VMs in a ESX 3.5 VM

                 

                Thank you  for the reply - I think you ar referring 'bugNr=131897' error about booting a VM inside a ESX 3.5 VM.  I am having that problem as well (and some other threads have suggested Workstation 6.5 will resolve that problem).

                 

                 

                The prolem I am reporting above is a networking issue and a difference in behaviour between ESX 3.5 VM in Windows WorkStation and Linux Workstation.  Has anyone else had this problem and/or knows of a way to fix it? (I don't run Windows much... )

                 

                 

                Chris Bennett

                • 245. Re: Ability to run ESX as a Workstation guest
                  continuum Guru
                  User ModeratorsCommunity WarriorsvExpert

                  Have you enabled promiscous mode ? ESX needs this during network start - if the VM doesn't allow this the ESX may not be able to start the e1000

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                  • 246. Re: Ability to run ESX as a Workstation guest
                    cgb Novice

                     

                    Hmm, I don't see that option in Workstation 6 for Linux.. Is it a VMX config option per VM?

                     

                     

                    On the host OS (Ubuntu 7.10), I do see the physical interface going to promisuous mode when you first boot the ESX 3.5 VM:

                     

                     

                    http://160897.812193 bridge-eth0: enabled promiscuous mode

                     

                     

                    I realise there is a promisuous mode option in ESX for each VM, but I havn't seen it in any config dialog of Workstation.  Do you have any more info on that?

                     

                     

                    Thanks again for your help so far...

                     

                     

                    • 247. Re: Ability to run ESX as a Workstation guest
                      continuum Guru
                      Community WarriorsUser ModeratorsvExpert

                       

                      Have a look here - maybe that helps

                       

                       

                      http://sanbarrow.com/vmx/vmx-network-advanced.html

                       

                       

                      • 248. Re: Ability to run ESX as a Workstation guest
                        cgb Novice

                         

                        Excellent - a snippet on that page helped me resolve the problem:

                         

                         

                        On Linux hosts you must be root to set nics into promiscous mode

                         

                         

                        And the link on that page to a knowledge base article: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=287&sliceId=2&docTypeID=DT_KB_1_1&dialogID=19429196&stateId=0%200%2019425559

                         

                         

                        All fixed for me now - thanks again for your persistence...

                         

                         

                        • 249. Re: Ability to run ESX as a Workstation guest
                          Deptive Lurker

                           

                          I have successfully installed ESX 3.5 on Workstation 6 and have an iSCSI target using Openfiler, but I cannot run any guests in ESX. The guest powers on then I get the following message:

                           

                           

                              • VMware Workstation internal monitor error ***

                          vcpu-1:ASSERT vmcore/private/physMem_shared.h:38 bugNr=131897

                          Please report this problem by selecting menu item Help > VMware on the Web > Request Support, or by going to the Web page "[http://www.vmware.com/info?id=8&logFile=C%3a%5cMy%20Virtual%20Machines%5cVMWare%20ESX%203%2e5%5cvmware%2elog&coreLocation=C%3a%5cMy%20Virtual%20Machines%5cVMWare%20ESX%203%2e5%5cvmware%2dcore%5b0%2d1%5d%2egz]". Please provide us with the log file (C:\My Virtual Machines\VMWare ESX 3.5\vmware.log) and the core file (C:\My Virtual Machines\VMWare ESX 3.5\vmware-core[0-1].gz).

                          If the problem is repeatable, please select 'Run with debugging information' in the Options panel of Virtual Machine Settings. Then reproduce the incident and file it according to the instructions.

                          To collect data to submit to VMware support, select Help > About and click "Collect Support Data". You can also run the "vm-support" script in the Workstation folder directly.

                          We will respond on the basis of your support entitlement.

                          We appreciate your feedback,

                            -- the VMware Workstation team.

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                          Here is my vmx:

                           

                           

                          config.version = "8"

                          virtualHW.version = "6"

                          numvcpus = "2"

                          scsi0.present = "TRUE"

                          scsi0.virtualDev = "lsilogic"

                          memsize = "1024"

                          scsi0:0.present = "TRUE"

                          scsi0:0.fileName = "VMWare ESX 3.5.vmdk"

                          ide1:0.present = "TRUE"

                          ide1:0.fileName = "auto detect"

                          ide1:0.deviceType = "cdrom-raw"

                          floppy0.autodetect = "TRUE"

                          ethernet0.virtualDev = "e1000"

                          ethernet0.present = "TRUE"

                          ethernet0.connectionType = "hostonly"

                          ethernet0.wakeOnPcktRcv = "FALSE"

                           

                           

                          svga.autodetect = "TRUE"

                          mks.keyboardFilter = "allow"

                          displayName = "VMWare ESX 3.5"

                          guestOS = "other"

                          nvram = "Red Hat Linux.nvram"

                          deploymentPlatform = "windows"

                          virtualHW.productCompatibility = "esx"

                          tools.upgrade.policy = "useGlobal"

                           

                           

                          ide1:0.autodetect = "TRUE"

                          floppy0.fileName = "A:"

                          extendedConfigFile = "Red Hat Linux.vmxf"

                           

                           

                          monitor_control.restrict_backdoor = TRUE

                          monitor_control.vt32 = TRUE

                           

                           

                          ethernet0.addressType = "generated"

                          uuid.location = "56 4d f7 d7 ab 91 13 2e-19 55 ea b5 06 18 f4 1f"

                          uuid.bios = "56 4d f7 d7 ab 91 13 2e-19 55 ea b5 06 18 f4 1f"

                          scsi0:0.redo = ""

                          ethernet0.generatedAddress = "00:0c:29:18:f4:1f"

                          ethernet0.generatedAddressOffset = "0"

                           

                           

                          tools.remindInstall = "TRUE"

                          scsi0.pciSlotNumber = "16"

                          ethernet0.pciSlotNumber = "17"

                           

                           

                          I do not have much ESX experience so any help would be greatful!

                           

                           

                          Regards,

                           

                           

                          Jason

                           

                           

                          • 250. Re: Ability to run ESX as a Workstation guest
                            cgb Novice

                             

                            Hi There,

                             

                             

                            I too am having that problem, and the only hope I've got is a post at:

                             

                             

                            http://communities.vmware.com/thread/116639?tstart=0&start=15

                             

                             

                            that suggests VMWare Workstation 6.5 will resolve this issue.  In the meantime, I'm intendning on using 3.0.2 as a substitute.

                            • 251. Re: Ability to run ESX as a Workstation guest
                              ihsurf Novice

                               

                              Hey i am having the same isssue runnning ESX in VMware Fusion for my Macbook pro.... For the life of me I am unable to enable promiscous  mode on my Mac host.  Does anybody know how to solve this?

                               

                               

                                 

                               

                               

                              • 252. Re: Ability to run ESX as a Workstation guest
                                Deptive Lurker

                                 

                                I have just logged a support call with VMWare and will let you know the results.

                                 

                                 

                                I the meantime I will try ESX 3.0.2!

                                 

                                 

                                • 253. Re: Ability to run ESX as a Workstation guest
                                  DaveP Master

                                   

                                  Hi

                                   

                                   

                                  I doubt VMware will formally help out. This is all undocumented stuff and not supported by them. Server 2 beta already drops support for ESX as a client except with some of the more recent AMD Greyhound based chips. Even though I was one of the first to get this to work, I have decided to move on as it is by no means clear that this will carry on functioning.

                                   

                                   

                                  Dave

                                   

                                   

                                  • 254. Re: Ability to run ESX as a Workstation guest
                                    cgb Novice

                                    Hi there,

                                    ihsurf wrote:

                                    Hey i am having the same isssue runnning ESX in VMware Fusion for my Macbook pro.... For the life of me I am unable to enable promiscous  mode on my Mac host.  Does anybody know how to solve this?

                                     

                                     

                                     

                                     

                                    On the end of this thread http://communities.vmware.com/thread/110191 , a fix is reportedly included in VMWare Fusion 1.1.1 (http://www.vmware.com/download/fusion/).

                                     

                                     

                                    The issue boils down to permissions.  In Unix/Linux, enabling promiscuous is not permitted by an unprivleged user.  At least in Linux (and possibly Unix/OS X), you can either run Fusion/Workstation as the superuser (root) via sudo, or update permission on the /dev/vmnet* devices.  The fusion fix appears to simply prompt the user if their VM is entering promiscuous mode without privileges.

                                     

                                     

                                    HTH and good luck