10 Replies Latest reply on Jan 3, 2008 1:11 PM by White_AUS

    Unable to install esx 3.5 on workstation 6.02

    ChrisLopes Expert

      Hi,

       

      In the past, I have install esx 3.01 on workstation 6.0 by following the extrainvt document.

       

      Now, it does not work and I have the error " The install was unable to find any supported network devices.

       

      Press " ok" to reboot your system.

       

      Can guru advise?

       

      Tks

        • 1. Re: Unable to install esx 3.5 on workstation 6.02
          dougdavis22 Hot Shot

           

          I assume you have re-posted this to make it a question?

           

           

          Please see my previous post to you.

           

           

          Rgds,

           

           

          Doug.

           

           

          • 2. Re: Unable to install esx 3.5 on workstation 6.02
            Dave.Mishchenko Guru
            User Moderators

             

            Hi Chris,  I've deleted your original post.  Here was Doug's reply to that post

             

             

            Dave Mishchenko

             

             

            VMTN Communities User Moderator

             

             

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            My colleague had a similar issue with Workstation 6.02 and ESX 3.0.1. He had to manually edit the .vmx file of the VM and change the network card to be e1000 instead of vmxnet to get it to work.

             

             

            Hope this helps.

             

             

            Doug.

             

             

            • 3. Re: Unable to install esx 3.5 on workstation 6.02
              ChrisLopes Expert

              Hi,

               

              I've install sucessfully on version 6.0.   Now I'm trying on workstation 6.02 and it is a different problem.

               

              In version 6.0, you can change the vlance to e1000 but in 6.02 there is no such type when you create. Even I try to put it inside manually by

              following extrainvt, it does not work

               

              Kindly advise.

               

              Tks

              • 4. Re: Unable to install esx 3.5 on workstation 6.02
                Dave.Mishchenko Guru
                User Moderators

                Can you post the contents of your VMX file?

                • 5. Re: Unable to install esx 3.5 on workstation 6.02
                  ChrisLopes Expert

                  Hi Guru,

                   

                   

                  Below is Original - Before Modification and After modification. Attach is the modification .vmx files.  Thank You for your assistance

                   

                  ORIGINAL - BEFORE MODIFICATION

                   

                  config.version = "8"

                  virtualHW.version = "4"

                  scsi0.present = "TRUE"

                  scsi0.virtualDev = "lsilogic"

                  memsize = "512"

                  scsi0:0.present = "TRUE"

                  scsi0:0.fileName = "ESX35.vmdk"

                  ide1:0.present = "TRUE"

                  ide1:0.fileName = "H:\ISO\vmware\esx-3.5.0-64607.iso"

                  ide1:0.deviceType = "cdrom-image"

                  floppy0.autodetect = "TRUE"

                  ethernet0.present = "TRUE"

                  ethernet0.wakeOnPcktRcv = "FALSE"

                  svga.autodetect = "TRUE"

                  mks.keyboardFilter = "allow"

                  displayName = "ESX35"

                  guestOS = "redhat"

                  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"

                   

                  floppy0.present = "FALSE"

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                   

                  After modification to the .vmx file

                   

                   

                   

                  config.version = "8"

                  virtualHW.version = "4"

                  scsi0.present = "TRUE"

                  scsi0.virtualDev = "lsilogic"

                  memsize = "512"

                  scsi0:0.present = "TRUE"

                  scsi0:0.fileName = "ESX35.vmdk"

                  ide1:0.present = "TRUE"

                  ide1:0.fileName = "H:\ISO\vmware\esx-3.5.0-64607.iso"

                  ide1:0.deviceType = "cdrom-image"

                  floppy0.autodetect = "TRUE"

                  ethernet0.present = "TRUE"

                  ethernet0.virtualDev = "vlance"

                  ethernet0.connectionType = "bridged"

                  ethernet0.addressType= "generated"

                  ethernet0.wakeOnPcktRcv = "FALSE"

                  svga.autodetect = "TRUE"

                  mks.keyboardFilter = "allow"

                  displayName = "ESX35"

                  guestOS = "redhat"

                  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"

                  floppy0.present = "FALSE"

                  monitor_control.restrict_backdoor = TRUE

                  monitor_control.vt32 = TRUE

                   

                  ethernet0.generatedAddress = "00:0c:29:f4:fa:b1"

                  uuid.location = "56 4d 16 a2 25 e3 74 4d-31 17 4b 3d 50 f4 fa b1"

                  uuid.bios = "56 4d 16 a2 25 e3 74 4d-31 17 4b 3d 50 f4 fa b1"

                  scsi0:0.redo = ""

                  ethernet0.generatedAddressOffset = "0"

                  • 6. Re: Unable to install esx 3.5 on workstation 6.02
                    ChrisLopes Expert

                    Hi,

                     

                    When I power on the esx  it changes from ethernet0.virtualDev = "e1000" to the following

                     

                    ethernet0.virtualDev = "vlance"

                     

                     

                    Anyone able to get esx 3.5 working on 6.02?

                     

                    Kindly advise.

                     

                    Thanks

                    • 7. Re: Unable to install esx 3.5 on workstation 6.02
                      Dave.Mishchenko Guru
                      User Moderators

                       

                      Hi Chris,  are you closing Workstation before you edit the VMX.  I think that may be a factor in it getting changed back.  I also user Other \ Other as the OS choice when I setup the VM.

                       

                       

                      • 8. Re: Unable to install esx 3.5 on workstation 6.02
                        White_AUS Novice
                        vExpert

                         

                        Chris,

                         

                         

                        This may or may not help, but I have ESX 3.5 running succesfully on Workstation 6.0.2.

                         

                         

                        I didn't do a fresh install, though. I updated existing ESX 3.0.2 installs. I didn't need to change the .vmx file.

                         

                         

                        When I did the initial install of 3.0.2, I also initially had the problem with Workstation undoing changes I'd made to the vmx file. How I got around that was, once I had made the required changes, I shut down Workstation and restarted it. I then found the changes would stay.

                         

                         

                        Hope this helps.

                         

                         

                         

                         

                         

                        Shane

                         

                         

                        • 9. Re: Unable to install esx 3.5 on workstation 6.02
                          Erik Zandboer Master

                          Hi Shane,

                           

                          Just to be sure, can you power on VMs? ESX 3.5 runs on my workstation 6.02 as well, right up to the point where I try to start a VM... If it does work on your end, it would be worthwhile to install ESX 3.02 and then upgrade to 3.5 to see if that does work...

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                          The ultimate test would be, if you installed another ESX host on your workstation, but then directly version 3.5. You should have the strange behaviour that one ESX 3.5 host can, and the other cannot power on VMs...

                          • 10. Re: Unable to install esx 3.5 on workstation 6.02
                            White_AUS Novice
                            vExpert

                             

                            Erik,

                             

                             

                            Haven't tried yet. Only did the upgrade yesterday and then ran out of time.

                             

                             

                            Will let you know when I've had a go.

                             

                             

                            Shane