It turns out to have been some sort of compatibility issue with creating an
image on GSX then trying to run it on ESXi. I reinstalled Windows 7 on ESXi
and the vmguests now start up.
Now the issue seems to be that the vmguests for the Windows 7 images are not
getting the private address and are thus not connecting at the "Machine
Booting" step. Again this is not an issue with my CentOS image, as its
reservations run fine on the ESXi machine.
Has anyone else had this issue with there Windows images on an ESXi machine, or
does anyone have any insight on how to fix this?
Begin forwarded message:
> From: James Patrick Sigmon <jpsig...@ncsu.edu>
> Date: March 14, 2011 12:41:31 PM EDT
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: esxi + windows 7 image
> Hey Jim,
> Thanks for the response. I just checked my Repository path and it is already
> set to '(empty)'.
> Any other tips?
> On Mar 14, 2011, at 12:24 PM, James O'Dell wrote:
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>> I had a similar problem. For me, it started when I upgraded
>> to 2.2.
>> I changed the following before creating an image.
>> Make the following setting '(empty)'
>> 'Virtual Hosts'
>> => 'VM Hosts Profiles'
>> => 'Repository Path'
>> And it seemed to solve the problem.
>> It seems the vmx file was pointing to an file that didn't exist.
>> I suspect my mgmt's mount point of the repository doesn't mirror the
>> directory structure on the vmware host. (I still don't
>> know if it should)
>> Hope this helps,
>> On 3/11/2011 9:50 PM, James Patrick Sigmon wrote:
>>> Hey Guys,
>>> I just setup up ESXi for a VCL system and managed to get successful
>>> linux reservations to run on it. The problem I'm having is with my
>>> Windows 7 image. The image wont power on and I get the following warning:
>>> |1894|194:194|new| ---- WARNING ----
>>> |1894|194:194|new| 2011-03-12
>>> haTask-80-vim.VirtualMachine.powerOn-562 did not complete successfully,
>>> state: error, error message: *The task was canceled by a user.*
>>> |1894|194:194|new| ( 0) VIM_SSH.pm, _wait_for_task (line: 783)
>>> |1894|194:194|new| (-1) VIM_SSH.pm, vm_power_on (line: 969)
>>> |1894|194:194|new| (-2) VMware.pm, load (line: 407)
>>> |1894|194:194|new| (-3) new.pm, reload_image (line: 687)
>>> |1894|194:194|new| (-4) new.pm, process (line: 282)
>>> |1894|194:194|new| (-5) vcld, make_new_child (line: 568)
>>> I'm not sure what this means. I did some googling, but could't find
>>> anything relevant to my issue. Any thoughts or suggestions?
>>> Patrick Sigmon
>> - --
>> Jim O'Dell
>> Network Analyst
>> California State University Fullerton
>> Email: jod...@fullerton.edu
>> Phone: (657) 278-2256
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