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kerim mohammed
Participant

vmware tools on Cisco Prime Infrastructure

Hi,

Is there a way to install vMware tools on Cisco Prime Infrastructure 1.2. I know this can be done on LMS4.2. how about access to the shell like LMS4.2?

Thanks,

Kerim

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Marvin Rhoads
VIP Community Legend

Have you tried the procedure cited in this thread?

It is for LMS but the process is generic enought that I'd think it would work with anuy of the Linux-based ADE-OS shell applications

Hi,

has anybody tested the installation of VMwareTools in PI 1.2 or 1.3 ? I have tried it with the procedure described in the install guide of LMS 4.2 but it didn`t work.

Has anybody tested to migrate a maschine to an other cluster via VMotion ? Is it possible with Prime Infrstructure 1.2 or 1.3 ?

Hi,

Installation should be pretty straightforward. Since it is running on supported platform.

ade # uname -a

Linux INTERNAL-NCS 2.6.18-238.1.1.el5 #1 SMP Tue Jan 4 13:32:19 EST 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

ade # cat /etc/redhat-release                                                                                                                     

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.4 (Tikanga)

What you should do is:

1) Attach the vmware tools in vCenter or the Console.

2) Mount the media.

3) Install the vmware tools.

Regards,

P.

Predrag Petrovic
anshumaan.mishra
Beginner

"root" with admin password to access the shell of PI1.2/PI1.3.

Is that a supported way to upgrade the tools?

Or is there an other way to do this?

found out, that PI2 comes bundeled with prebuilt vmware-tools installed allready:

ade # modprobe -l | grep vm

/lib/modules/2.6.18-238.1.1.el5/misc/vmci.ko

/lib/modules/2.6.18-238.1.1.el5/misc/vmmemctl.ko

/lib/modules/2.6.18-238.1.1.el5/misc/vmxnet.ko

/lib/modules/2.6.18-238.1.1.el5/misc/vmxnet3.ko

ade # vmware-checkvm

VMware software version 6 (good)

ade # /usr/lib/vmware-tools/sbin64/vmware-hgfsmounter
Usage: vmware-hgfsmounter

[-o ]

ade # chkconfig --list | grep vmware

vmware-tools    0:off   1:off   2:on    3:on    4:off   5:on    6:off

ade # who -r

         run-level 3  Feb 27 11:58                   last=S

ade # locate vmtools-install.log

/opt/CSCOlumos/logs/vmtools-install.log ade # locate vmtools-install.log
/opt/CSCOlumos/logs/vmtools-install.log

I didnt installed vmware at this PI2-VA.

Steffen

This was not preinstalled on ours though the files were there. We found the .gz install in this directory:

/opt/CSCOlumos/tempInstallFiles

 

we copied the the file to tmp:

ade# cp /opt/CSCOlumos/tempInstallFiles/VMwareTools-8.6.5-621624.tar.gz /tmp

changed to that directory and unzipped the file

ade# tar zxvf VMwareTools-8.6.5-621624.tar.gz

and installed the file

ade# cd vmware-tools-distrib

ade# ./vmware-install.pl

and it is now running

ade # ps auxwww | grep vm

root     22100  0.0  0.0      0     0 ?        S<   07:59   0:00 [vmmemctl]

root     22326  0.0  0.0 134004  4124 ?        S    07:59   0:00 /usr/sbin/vmtoolsd

root     22397  0.0  0.0   6044   588 pts/1    S+   08:00   0:00 grep vm

Bill CARTER
Contributor

Excellent !!!

It works perfectly on PI2.1