I'm still pretty new to this myself but I just spent most of the week
learning it and finally was able to capture an image. From what I read
in the documentation depending on whether you set up your VM profile for
localdisk or network disk your image will be stored on the management
server or a shared network disk. If you have more than one Virtual host
you may want to go the network shared route. The easiest way is to
create a new storage repository on the VMsphere client. I used nfs and
named mine VCL but I don't think it really matters as long as it matches
the VM profile under the datastore setting. Once you create the storage
on the vmsphere client you will see a new directory created under
/vmfs/volumes/ on the ESXi server. The directory /install/vmware_images
is the location on the management server where images are stored.
Regarding the vmx file location, this is set under the VM path setting
in the VM profile. I used the location /vmware on the ESXi server. When
a new vmx is created it creates a new directory of the virtual machine
with the vmx file located in it.
I think that is the setting that you may be missing. Hope that helps.


Martin Malinics
Network Manager
Coatesville Area School District
>>> Mauricio César Ramírez Torres<mrami...@cft.com.mx> 02/11/11 6:48 PM
I'm trying to capture an image, but I have no access to datastorage I
guess it's the way I'm setting up, but I tried several ways and I can
not do it, anyone can give me an example ? I've tried using ESXi


then rename the datastore because I read the file esx.README and try to
replicate the structure suggests, but I still have the same error

17:14:36|22767|9:9|new|vSphere_SDK.pm:is_restricted(1079)|access to the
VM host via the vSphere SDK is NOT restricted due to the license
2011-02-11 17:14:36|22767|9:9|new|VMware.pm:initialize(229)|vSphere SDK
object will be used to control the VM: milinux, and to control the OS of
the VM host: vclesx
being used on VM host vclesx: 'VMware ESXi 4.0.0 build-261974'
17:14:42|22767|9:9|new|vSphere_SDK.pm:get_file_info(1937)|searching for
matching file paths: base directory path: '[VCL]', search pattern:
17:14:42|22767|9:9|new|vSphere_SDK.pm:find_files(1705)|matching file
count: 0
2011-02-11 17:14:42|22767|9:9|new|vSphere_SDK.pm:file_exists(1577)|file
does not exist: [VCL] golden
|22767|9:9|new| ---- WARNING ----
|22767|9:9|new| 2011-02-11
17:14:42|22767|9:9|new|VMware.pm:initialize(285)|unable to access vmx
base directory path: [VCL]/golden
|22767|9:9|new| ( 0) utils.pm, notify (line: 630)
|22767|9:9|new| (-1) VMware.pm, initialize (line: 285)
|22767|9:9|new| (-2) Module.pm, new (line: 159)
|22767|9:9|new| (-3) State.pm, initialize (line: 127)
|22767|9:9|new| (-4) Module.pm, new (line: 159)
|22767|9:9|new| (-5) vcld, make_new_child (line: 591)
|22767|9:9|new| (-6) vcld, main (line: 342)
|22767|9:9|new| ---- WARNING ----
|22767|9:9|new| 2011-02-11
17:14:42|22767|9:9|new|State.pm:initialize(132)|provisioning object
could not be created, returning 0
|22767|9:9|new| ( 0) utils.pm, notify (line: 630)
|22767|9:9|new| (-1) State.pm, initialize (line: 132)
|22767|9:9|new| (-2) Module.pm, new (line: 159)
|22767|9:9|new| (-3) vcld, make_new_child (line: 591)
|22767|9:9|new| (-4) vcld, main (line: 342)
2011-02-11 17:14:42|22767|9:9|new|State.pm:DESTROY(902)|destructor
called, ref($self)=VCL::new
computerloadlog entries matching loadstate = begin
rows from computerloadlog for reservation id=9
2011-02-11 17:14:42|22767|9:9|new|State.pm:DESTROY(909)|rem2011-02-11 
17:14:42|22767|9:9|new|State.pm:DESTROY(921)|number of
database handles state process created: 1
2011-02-11 17:14:42|22767|9:9|new|State.pm:DESTROY(930)|process has a
database handle stored in $ENV{dbh}, attempting disconnect
2011-02-11 17:14:42|22767|9:9|new|State.pm:DESTROY(932)|$ENV{dbh}:
database disconnect successful
2011-02-11 17:14:42|22767|9:9|new|State.pm:DESTROY(946)|VCL::new process
22767 exiting


Mauricio César Ramírez Torres.
Soporte Técnico Frigus Bohn.
Tel. (442) 296 4566

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