4 Replies Latest reply on May 17, 2009 2:14 AM by dbutch1976

    how to install vmkfstools

    dbutch1976 Hot Shot

       

      Hi everyone,

       

       

      Another newbie question:  I am trying to use vmkfstools from the SSL console to convert a virtual appliance so that I can use it on my ESX server.  Every time I try to run:

       

       

      vmkfstools -i

       

       

      I get the error:

       

       

      bash: vmkfstools: command not found

      # vmkfstolls

       

       

      Question1:  Do I need to install this program?  I thought it was part of the base install...?

       

       

      Also, could someone help me with the syntax of the command?

       

       

      vmkfstools -i <folder>/<filename>.vmdk <vmhba number>:<filename>dsk

       

       

      Question 2:  What is a vmhba number???  How do I find it out and do I really need to enter it??

       

       

      Question3:  I assume that <filename>dsk is the output name of the new file...  correct?

       

       

      Thanks in advance for your help.