[one-users] Steps to get ESX hosts up and running

Jonathan Kelley jkelley at vm-labs.com
Thu Sep 9 10:22:20 PDT 2010

Hi Tino,

I have seen this page and in my case I only have one ESX host but I will try
adding the requirements section to the template.

Here is what my template looks like:

DISK=[ source="WinXP_32bit_Dev",

And where I am lost is how to specify a VMware disk source. I have tried
specifying the vmdk file the vmx file and now have the folder name assuming
that the mount point is the NFS root directory. My nfs mount point is
/export/vg0-lv0 and I have this WinXP_32bit_Dev folder containing an XP
VMware image. This directory has the following contents:

root at xxxxx:/export/vg0-lv0# ls WinXP_32bit_Dev/
vmware-1.log  vmware.log  XP32bit-flat.vmdk  XP32bit.nvram  XP32bit.vmdk
 XP32bit.vmsd  XP32bit.vmx  XP32bit.vmxf

What am I supposed to specify in the DISK section of the template?

Thanks in advance,

On Thu, Sep 9, 2010 at 1:08 PM, Tino Vazquez <tinova at fdi.ucm.es> wrote:

> Hi Jonathan,
> Please find the basic attributes for a VMware VM template here [1]
> In order to force a particular VM template to end up in a ESX host,
> you can set the following within the template:
> ---
> ---
> Looking forward to your feedback, we will delight to make our VMware
> documentation better, which I agree has room for much improvement.
> Regards,
> -Tino
> [1]
> http://opennebula.org/documentation:rel1.4:vmwareg#vmware_template_attributes
> --
> Constantino Vázquez Blanco | dsa-research.org/tinova
> Virtualization Technology Engineer / Researcher
> OpenNebula Toolkit | opennebula.org
> On Tue, Sep 7, 2010 at 7:03 PM, Jonathan Kelley <jkelley at vm-labs.com>
> wrote:
> > I have yet to complete a configuration of OpenNebula using ESX
> hypervisor(s)
> > due to steps around which documentation does not go into detail such as:
> > 1. What the VM template should look like?
> > 2. How to specify VMs to run/deploy/create on a particular ESX host?
> > However I would be willing to contribute this documentation once I got it
> up
> > and going. If anyone can help me fill in the blanks on these simple steps
> or
> > point me to a relevant posting then I can push up the information I think
> > many people need to get going with OpenNebula.
> > Thanks,
> > Jon
> >
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