pan1268
Enthusiast
Enthusiast

VM Guest OS incorrect

Hello Mates,

 

We have a strange problem wherein we have deployed netapp VMs ( nodes ) on the esxi hosts and the problem is for some of the netapp vms the Guest OS shows - Free BSD(64 bit) and for some it shows Data ontap as OS type. We have the same version of vmware tools installed on all the vms that is guest managed and are running. The VM hardware version is also same. The esxi version is also same that is 6.7 for all the cluster netapp vms are deployed. I have also checked on the VM option under edit settings and the guest os selected is same for all the VMs.

Any advice why this could be happening, we would like to see Guest OS as - Data ONTAP for the neatapp VMs, how that is possible please?

 

Cheers

 

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Ajay1988
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

My understanding is if these are OVA deployed VM's from Netapp's please do not modify anything . Connect with Netapp first to check if that is a problem .

With regards to ur query ; VMware never had ONTAP as Guest OS . Not sure how u got it .Any screenshots ?

https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-vSphere/7.0/com.vmware.vsphere.vm_admin.doc/GUID-3B66132C-F3E7-4F8...

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AJ
Alex_Romeo
Leadership
Leadership

Hi,

I don't think you can fulfill your request ... it's not supported:

https://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/pdf/VMware_GOS_Compatibility_Guide.pdf

regards,

Alex_Romeo

 

Blog: https://www.aleadmin.it/
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sjesse
Leadership
Leadership

ontap is based off of freebsd, I would not worry about it. Netapp tests there appliances and like other have said I'd leave them alone unless netapp has specific instructions

maxr91
Contributor
Contributor

Try to Remove VM from inventory in vCenter and register VM once again.

But remember first on which Datastore VM files are located. 

Check also vmx file on VMs where guest os are different. Maybe you will find the answer also there 🙂

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sjesse
Leadership
Leadership

If these are ontap select storage arrays, you cannot remove or add the vms, they are deployed from an orchestration service.

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PraveenBatta1
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

The way how it works is - ESX will talk to VMware tools which are running in GuestOS. It takes that information and show on the vCenter. Below are my questions: 

Is it the same ova/ovf used to deploy all the VM's?

Are all the VM's on same host (ESX) showing different guest OS names?