stanj
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Not seeing any of the win7 VMs when creating a pool

We are seeing a strange problem trying to create a pool of VMs in View 5.3.

We created a Win7 VM from scratch in vCenter and added the agent then took a snapshot.

We start the View Administrator Select  add,

Then follow through the menus…

Automated, Dedicated, Desktop from vCenter,,, Give the Pool ID set Pool settings,.


At the Add vCenter VMs screen, we do not see the new Win7 VM in the display.


Tried a few times and still the VM does not appear, no error is shown,,


Any ideas

thanks

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vcpguy
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After snapshot did you power off the VM. Do you have any rights issue, wherein the Parent VM is in folder that is not displayed in view environment ?

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stanj
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yes, the VM was powered off.

we ran as a Domain Admin and even tried a local admin account, so i do not think it is a rights issue.

I am not in the lab at the current time

I don't recall where the VM is sitting.

I think it is sitting under the main Datacenter under vCenter.


are there any log files we can check?

thanks

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vcpguy
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When you created this VM. Did you select Windows 7 as the VM type ?

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stanj
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yes,

one of the other engineers thinks it is vcenter and wants to install on a new win 2008 R2 OS...

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vcpguy
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I don't think it is vCenter. Can you just create a blank VM with OS type of Windows 7 and search if you can find it in your View environment ?

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stanj
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i can try,,

what is strange is If I go back to the beginning of adding pools and select the manual vs automated option, i can see all of the templates and VMs..?

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stanj
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ok,

i didn't create a new vm,,

but after checking around, I found composer is not installed. 

speaking with Simplivity rep, he suggested converting the VM we used for that has the snapshot,  to a template.

after doing this, i now see that template. 

he also indicated

pool will not be able to use a snapshot-based VM as the parent VM without Composer. 

Therefore it won't allow you to select it.

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