Just started working on ESXi-Arm Fling. I have tried copying an iso file to the datastore and also having the vm config process use a local iso file. Neither one is working.
I am following the same process that I have with big boy ESXi to create a VM.
Is there something different I need to do?
I was starting with Raspberry Pi OS.
Is there another one I should try ?
Thanks for trying the ESXi-Arm Fling!
Are you following William's post to run the Raspberry Pi OS in a VM?
For any other ISO, be sure to take the "arm64" or "aarch64" versions. ESXi-Arm Fling is not capable of emulating x86 CPUs.
Here are the steps I am following -
downloaded arm .img file
Using disk utility on the mac, I convert .img to .cdr
per instructions I have found, I rename .cdr to .iso
After installing the vm and starting it up, I see the following -
PXE on IPv4, followed by
PXI on IPv6, followed by both of the http version of the PXE messages I indicated I had also seen.
I have rechecked the ARM Fling PDF and dont see that I missed any steps during installation of ESXi.
Suggestions on next steps to try ?
Like I said in my first message, I am experience with big boy ESXI, so this isnt my first rodeo.
Can we start with a known ISO image?
no need to convert to any other format, just the iso to the virtual CDROM/DVD drive.
I can't speak to Pi-centric efforts (in terms of creating a Pi VM on ESXi-ARM) but I've managed to get Ubuntu and CentOS VMs running without any problems. With regard to uploading ISOs I'd suggest ensuring you're able to perform forward/reverse DNS between the system you're using to upload the ISO and your host...whenever I've had issues with that kind of upload (regardless of ESXi version) it's been either a DNS issue or a certificate trust problem.
EDIT: also possibly worth mentioning...USB (if you're using USB rather than iSCSI or NFS) is probably a lot slower than the storage you're used to. It can take some time to get an ISO uploaded.