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Unable to install VMware tools in Openfiler 2.3

Hi Everyone,

I'm currently stuck in installing VMwaretools into my Openfiler 2.3 VM, somehow it is partially installed since i can hit the STOP and Restart guest VM button, using VMXNet 2 is ok, but my goals is to use VMXNet 3 and pvSCSI as the big disk for my openfiler 2.3 VM.

can anyone suggest me where to go from here to install the C Compiler without the internet / network ?

Thanks.
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ByteSleuthCommented:
Hello,

are you sure you have gcc installed? if yes which version?
Maybe your version is not compatible.

please locate the gcc libs using locate or something

please try to use gcc ++ from your sources.

regards

bytes
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jakethecatukCommented:
this may help you - http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-9332

but...I have never tried it.

Also, PVSCSI I wouldn't touch with this as VMware only support PVSCSI on a few select platforms (http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1010398).  The speed benefit you will get won't be measureable.  You are using NTFS on top of OPENFILER on top of VMFS on top of the underlying filesystem used by ESX4 - that's four different filesystems.

With regards to the network - either E1000 or VMXNET2 should be more than adequate for your needs here.

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jjozAuthor Commented:
wow, thanks for the fast reply guys, this is what I've been followed but still failed: thanks for

I tried this http://itblog.rogerlund.net/2009/06/openfiler-23-on-vsphere-using-vmxnet3.html but still no effect after numerous restart.

so how does one install Openfiler in Vmware ESXi if there is no VMXNet 3 or any vNIC supported ?
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jakethecatukCommented:
The standard install of Openfiler supports other NICS out of the box.  I'm fairly sure is supports E1000 as a minimum and VMXNET2 as well - just firing one up now to check.
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jakethecatukCommented:
Openfiler definately supports E1000 as I've just installed it but it does not support VMXNET2.

E1000 is a default standard of the Intel E1000 Pro card and it is an excellent performer.
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jjozAuthor Commented:
yes, you're right Jake, but somehow it should be replaced with VMXNet 3 for better performance.
I've just downloaded the .VMDK image from the website and now import it into my ESXi,

Eventhough the hardware I just upgraded to VM version 7, i still couldn't make VMXNet 3 installed, but somehow the network is working fine now out of the box with "Flexible" interface.
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jakethecatukCommented:
flexible is the most basic of interfaces and if you can, change it for E1000 as a minimum.
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jjozAuthor Commented:
so in this case there is no easy way to make it VMXNet 3 in Openfiler setup from scratch ?
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jjozAuthor Commented:
thanks for the comments guys.
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