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OCSInventory-NG virtual machine not getting installed on ESXi5.0

Posted on 2011-10-11
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Last Modified: 2013-11-13
Dear Experts:

Iam having ESXi5.0 host on this i tried to install OCSinventory-ng (ubuntu 64bit) as per the below link:

Excatly followed the above link instructions but iam getting an error, the same posted below for your reference, please help.
An unexpected error was received from the ESX host while powering on VM vm-1609.
Module DevicePowerOn power on failed.
Unable to create virtual SCSI device for scsi0:0, '/vmfs/volumes/4e7c781b-eadb9b71-173a-bc305bd7de04/crmsrvondaf/Ocsinventory-ng.vmdk'
Failed to open disk scsi0:0: Unsupported or invalid disk type 7.  Ensure that the disk has been imported.

Please help to resolve this. Thanks in advance.
Question by:D_wathi
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It's likely that these VMs have not been developed and tested for ESXi, but VMware Server 2.0.2 or VMware Player.
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ESXi only work with pre-allocated disk (monolithicFlat) and this disk is probably monolithicSparse

Use VMware Converter Standalone as your target is an ESXi server.


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Sir, Thanks for the reply, can you please tell me step by step how to do this. download the vmware convertor standalone on local desktop from here what to do please help.

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Okay. I've tried the coversion different ways, and it's successful.

This VM must be converted before it can be used on ESXi 4.1 or ESXi 5.0.

I've used VMware Workstation Import Option, and selected Other, browse to the VM, and follow the wizard, and select the ESXi 5.0 server as the destination.

I've also used the Import function of vCenter, right click the ESXi 5.0 host, and select Import, Select source type of VMware Workstation or other VMware Virtual Machine.

Follow the Wizard and Import.

Do you have vCenter?

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Converted to ESXi 5.0
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I've also just found a bug in VMware Converter 4.3 and ESXi 5.0, so do not use VMware Converter 4.3 with ESXi 5.0, but use VMware Converter 5.0

Download Here


Author Comment

ID: 36949338
Sir, thanks for the reply,
I have venter server ( installed vcenter appliance ).

I've also used the Import function of vCenter, right click the ESXi 5.0 host, and select Import, Select source type of VMware Workstation or other VMware Virtual Machine.

as per the above i tried to use import function of vcenter but i could find attached the print screen for your reference.

2. or shoud i download the vcenter convertor after downloading what are the steps to be performed please help.
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Accepted Solution

Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 2000 total points
ID: 36949437
and this is how I've tested and complete the conversion.

1. Download and Install - VMware Converter 5.0
Download is here - http://downloads.vmware.com/d/info/infrastructure_operations_management/vmware_vcenter_converter_standalone/5_0

2. Untar the gzipped tarball to a location on the computer you have installed VMware Converter 5.0. I've utarted the archive to my E:\ drive, using the directory OCS-NG-Server-2.0.1-Ubuntu-10.04-64bits, which happenes to be the same as the archive name.

3. Start VMware Converter.

4. Click Convert Machine

5. Select Source Type VMware Workstation or other VMware virtual machine

6. Browse to the location of the *.vmx file, mine is in e:\OCS-NG-Server-2.0.1-Ubuntu-10.04-64bits

7. Click Next

8. Select Destination type of VMware Infrastructure virtual machine

9. Enter IP Address of ESXi 5.0 server, my IP is

10. Enter root username and password

11. Select Next

12. Accept Default name, Select Next

13. Selecty a valid datastore, I'm going to use a datastore called NFS

14. Click Next

15. Click Next and Accept Defaujlts shown

16. Click Finish to Import.

17. It should not take too long to import.

18. You should see a VM created, and the disk will start cloning to destination.

19. Status will be running, and showing progress.


Author Comment

ID: 36949580
Sir, thanks for the step by step explaination while installing the vmware convertor should i install as Local installation or Client server installation. please suggest
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Local installation

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ID: 36953904
Hi sir, great help it worked. Thanks

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