2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 13, 2012 7:28 AM by NoorNashid

    How to install VDDK 1.1 on vMA 4.0 (libfuse.so.2 fix)

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      For those of you that might be interested in installing and giving Virtual Disk Development Kit 1.1 a try on VMware vMA, you may run into an issue with the following:

       

       

      The following libraries could not be found on your system:

      libfuse.so.2

       

       

      Here is the procedure on remediating the issue and getting VDDK 1.1 installed

       

      1. Download VDDK 1.1 ( VMware-vix-disklib-1.1.0-163495.x86_64.tar.gz ) and upload to your vMA host

       

      2. Extract the contents

      tar -zxvf VMware-vix-disklib-1.1.0-163495.x86_64.tar.gz
      

       

      3. Download libfuse.so.2 rpm package for RHEL 5 (http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat/4/idpl/9551023/com/libfuse-2.7.4-1.el5.pp.x86_64.rpm.html) and upload to your vMA host. You can actually do this in one step using curl found on vMA:

      curl -O ftp://ftp.pbone.net/mirror/ftp.pramberger.at/systems/linux/contrib/rhel5/x86_64/libfuse-2.7.4-1.el5.pp.x86_64.rpm
      

       

      4. Install the rpm dependancy

      [vi-admin@inTheGhetto ~]$ sudo rpm -ivh libfuse-2.7.4-1.el5.pp.x86_64.rpm
      warning: libfuse-2.7.4-1.el5.pp.x86_64.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 6971f6ac
      Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
         1:libfuse                ########################################### [100%]
      
      

       

      5. cd into VDDK 1.1 extracted directory

      cd vmware-vix-disklib-distrib/
      

       

      6. Install VDDK 1.1 and accept the EULA and default installation in /usr

      [vi-admin@inTheGhetto vmware-vix-disklib-distrib]$ sudo ./vmware-install.pl
      

       

      Now both vmware-mount and vmware-vdiskmanager will work without complaining about the missing libfuse.so.2

       

       

       

      I would hope in the future that all side toolkits/products will be compatible with vMA without any additional research/package dependency. I disklike the fact that users must go out to the net to find patches/packages to satisfy a VMware product installation. I know that vApp's produced by VMware are highly customized to fit a specific need and I prefer that all dependency's are covered without having end-users potentially download unsupported/unknown packages onto these vApps.

       

      It would also be awesome to include with vMA: VMware VIX, VDDK, etc.

       

       

       

       

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