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Cisco LMS 4.2 Appliance on VMware vSphere 4.0

Bart Mars
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Hi all,

I'm currently trying to install the Cisco LMS 4.2 Appliance on a VMware vSphere 4.0 environment.

I'm following the http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/net_mgmt/ciscoworks_lan_management_solution/4.2/install/guide/instl.html#wp1689675
guide.

I downloaded the Cisco_Prime_LAN_Management_Solution_4_2.iso and I started the server.

I get this screen and I choose option 1:

A Welcome message appears:

Welcome to Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution 4.2

To boot from hard disk, press <Enter>

The following options appears:

[1] Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution 4.2 Installation

This option allows you to perform installation of LMS 4.2.

[2] Recover administrator password

This option allows you to recover the administration password. Follow Step 3 to Step 17 of Recovering Admin Password on Soft Appliance Installed on VMware, to recover the administration password.

<Enter> Boot existing OS from Hard Disk

This allows you to boot up the existing OS available in the hard disk.

However, unlike the installation on my laptop (using VMware Workstation) I cannot get to this part:

Enter the following configuration details of the server:

Hostname

IP Address

Subnetmask

Gateway

DNS Domain

et cetera

What follows looks like an installation to me.

When this stops I get a

localhost login:

I cannot enter Setup as I get a password statement afterwards.

Can somebody please help me as I'm having no idea what went wrong..

Many thanks in advance.

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Marvin Rhoads
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If you're getting "localhost login:", the initial installation has not completed properly. You may have downloaded the wrong file. It should generally be the .ova file - not the .iso - for a VMWare installation unless you are insallaing onto an NCS or UCS server.

I'd blow away that VM and start over with a fresh download.

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Marvin Rhoads
VIP Community Legend VIP Community Legend
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If you're getting "localhost login:", the initial installation has not completed properly. You may have downloaded the wrong file. It should generally be the .ova file - not the .iso - for a VMWare installation unless you are insallaing onto an NCS or UCS server.

I'd blow away that VM and start over with a fresh download.

Thanks for your help, Marvin.

We went ahead with the .ova file and it worked alright.

We also did a little test and it seems that the .iso file does work on some VMware platforms. Our test environment had a VMware vSphere 4.1. When we started a VM with the same specs and the ISO file mounted, the installation did succeed.

You're welcome. I'm glad my suggestion worked.

Thanks for the rating.

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