Solved

can't launch VirtualCenter 2.0.2

Posted on 2007-11-25
8
543 Views
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
Hello,
This my first ESX host installtion.  Everything went well as far as the normal operation of the host.  I was able to create a new VM and have full connectivity.  But, here's my issue ..

I was trying to update ESX 3.0.2 to update 1
 - I downloaded the update
 - used winSPC to transfer the .tar.gz file to one of my datastores (i have 2 SAS drives)
 - extracted the file using the tar xvzf switch, and cd'ed to the new directory
 - used the command esxupdate update, and got the this error

"INFO: No repository URL specified, going with file:/vmfs/volumes/47488d72-e1fee918-4dac-001731f8fd82/esx-upgrade-from-esx2-3.0.2-61618
INFO: Configuring...
ERROR: Invalid repository at file:/vmfs/volumes/47488d72-e1fee918-4dac-001731f8fd82/esx-upgrade-from-esx2-3.0.2-61618/: Cannot find descriptor.xml
INFO: Make sure you have file: or http: prepended to the URL."

I tried using a different datastore, but got the same error.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

hardware config:
Dual Xeons 2.2 Ghz
8GB FB-Dimms from wintec
Asus board with SAS support
2x sas drives (2 different vmfs data stores)
 
0
Comment
Question by:bloodywicked
  • 4
  • 4
8 Comments
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:WeHe
ID: 20361660
did you use it like this:
esxupdate -r file:/pathtoupdate/61681 install
it looks like you did not give the correct repository path.
0
 

Author Comment

by:bloodywicked
ID: 20361676
i didn't.  In fact i didn't use any switches at all.  i only made sure that I'm in the correct directory as the update files and typed the command:

esxupdate update

that's it.  I'll try your suggestion, and let you know.

BTW, thanks for your respond... :)
0
 

Author Comment

by:bloodywicked
ID: 20361811
see that's what i though too.  Once i extract the update 1 file.  i should get a folder called "61681", but i don't.  instead i get a folder called "esx-upgrade-from-esx2-3.0.2-61618",

WeHe, i tried your way, but didn't work .. :(
0
U.S. Department of Agriculture and Acronis Access

With the new era of mobile computing, smartphones and tablets, wireless communications and cloud services, the USDA sought to take advantage of a mobilized workforce and the blurring lines between personal and corporate computing resources.

 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:WeHe
ID: 20362017
I checked it on my installation.
when i extract my update file esx-upgrade-from-esx3-3.0.2-61618.tar.gz it creates the directory 61618.
this dir contains the needed descriptor.xml file and a lot more.
0
 

Author Comment

by:bloodywicked
ID: 20362026
that's exactally how it is on our Production server ... i just don't understand Y it extracted it the way it did .. i even deleted the .tar file, redownloaded it , and extracted on a different datastore ,, same thing
0
 
LVL 11

Accepted Solution

by:
WeHe earned 500 total points
ID: 20362039
i would try to download this file again, maybe you took a wrong one?
and to correct the usage syntax:
i use the following script to update my esx servers:
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
echo .
echo "Updating to ESX 3.0.2 Update 1, 1002424, 1002425, 1002429"
echo .
cd /root/ESXupdate
esxupdate -n -r file:///root/ESXupdate/61618 update
esxupdate -n -r file:///root/ESXupdate/ESX-1002429 update
esxupdate -n -r file:///root/ESXupdate/ESX-1002425 update
esxupdate -r file:///root/ESXupdate/ESX-1002424 update
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
0
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:WeHe
ID: 20362048
btw, "esx-upgrade-from-esx2-3.0.2-61618"
are you shure about the name?
if the name is correct, this is for updating esx2 to esx 3.
0
 

Author Comment

by:bloodywicked
ID: 20362195
that was HUGE mistake on my end .. i downloaded the wrong file (TWICE).  sorry to bug u, and thanks for help .. I'll give up a 1000 points if i could.  :)
0

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
VMware 6.0 3 71
Move ESX/VMs  from Vcenter 5.5 to Vcenter 6 6 57
convert a NUTANIX VM 3 55
VMWARE heartbeat 2 49
When converting a physical machine to a virtual machine using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone or vCenter Converter Enterprise, if an adapter type is not selected during the initial customization the resulting virtual machine may contain an IDE d…
Veeam Backup & Replication has added a new integration – Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365.  In this blog, we will discuss how you can benefit from Office 365 email backup with the Veeam’s new product and try to shed some light on the needs and …
Teach the user how to install and configure the vCenter Orchestrator virtual appliance Open vSphere Web Client: Deploy vCenter Orchestrator virtual appliance OVA file: Verify vCenter Orchestrator virtual appliance boots successfully: Connect to the …
Teach the user how to join ESXi hosts to Active Directory domains Open vSphere Client: Join ESXi host to AD domain: Verify ESXi computer account in AD: Configure permissions for domain user in ESXi: Test domain user login to ESXi host:

777 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question