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VMware ESXi on UCS C220 M3

Hello,

I have two UCS C220 M3 servers that host CUCM, UCCX etc.

The servers were built with the standard VMware 5.1 U2 ISO (VMware-VMvisor-Installer-5.1.0.update02-1483097.x86_64.iso) rather than the Cisco custom ISO (ESXi-5.1.0-1483097-custom-Cisco-5.1.2.2.iso)

VMware ESXi seems to be working ok but I cannot install VMware tools on the virtual machines and guess that this might be because they were built with the standard ISO file.

 

When I run utils vmtools status on the CUCM VM I get a message stating:

The VMware Tools ISO is not mounted in the CD/DVD drive

Please ensure that you have selected Guest  -> Install\Upgrade VMware tools -> Interactive Tools Upgrade by right-clicking on the VM from your VI client 

I guess the standard VMware image does not contain the tools ISO - is there any way to get around this short of trashing everything and starting again?

thanks

 

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Hi James,You still have to

Hi James,

You still have to make VMware tools available to the guest.

ie. Using the VI Client, right click your CUCM VM, then select Guest  -> Install\Upgrade VMware tools -> Interactive Tools Upgrade

Then in the CUCM CLI, enter "utils vmtools upgrade"

[It will reboot your node!]

 

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