OVF deplyment – cancled by user

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Hi

I have export a ESXi 5.1 server and tried to Deploy this to a new server. The ny server is upgraded fra ESXi 4.0xxx to ESXi 5.1 – after upgrade serveres on this server runs fine.

I try to make a OVF deploy of export server to this server but get this error Task cancled by user and OVF deplyment stops.

 

HOW to FIX this.

 

PLEASE need fast help

Remove-SCSIController?

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http://blogs.vmware.com/vipowershell/2010/12/support-for-virtual-machine-scsi-controllers-in-powercli-411.html

 

Referenceing the above, there is no cmdlet similar to the subject line; however, i have a few dozen servers that just got 17 drives removed and need their SCSI controllers removed as well. Why do they not get automatically removed and is there a way to remove them?

 

Thanks!

“Invalid User” errors seen before session timeout

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Running vCloud Director v5.1.

 

I keep getting “Invalid User” errors in the vCloud UI when running tasks, especially long running tasks like imports.  The import will execute a copy procedure and then timeout at the end when it gets to the next step of adding it to the vApp.

 

My session timeout is set to 30m, but I seem to be getting these errors after 15m or so idle.

 

 

 

Log Snippet:

2012-09-20 13:16:49,668 | WARN     | LocalTaskScheduler-Pool-3 | Conversation                   | Session has been opened for too long: LocalTaskScheduler-Pool-3. Opened since: 9/20/12 12:59 PM. | vcd=e9c473e4-cdb3-4f01-8b59-6d61a3af03b6,task=c3d16cb6-fb2a-40a3-810b-1a8342a4c342
2012-09-20 13:16:49,692 | WARN     | LocalTaskScheduler-Pool-3 | Conversation                   | Session has been opened for too long: LocalTaskScheduler-Pool-3. Opened since: 9/20/12 12:59 PM. | vcd=e9c473e4-cdb3-4f01-8b59-6d61a3af03b6,task=c3d16cb6-fb2a-40a3-810b-1a8342a4c342
2012-09-20 13:16:49,695 | ERROR    | LocalTaskScheduler-Pool-3 | TaskServiceImpl                | Unable to execute task IMPORT_INTO_EXISTING_VAPP(com.vmware.vcloud.entity.task:c3d16cb6-fb2a-40a3-810b-1a8342a4c342) | vcd=e9c473e4-cdb3-4f01-8b59-6d61a3af03b6,task=c3d16cb6-fb2a-40a3-810b-1a8342a4c342
com.vmware.ssdc.library.exceptions.ManagedObjectNotFoundException: Managed object of type “ResourcePool” with value “resgroup-11325” does not exist.
vCenter Server task (moref: task-43070) failed in vCenter Server ‘vc02.englab.local’ (9a78b3e4-c19a-4ebb-afc2-ae9906a87c6e).
        at com.vmware.ssdc.library.vim.LmVim.Convert(LmVim.java:356)
        at com.vmware.ssdc.library.vim.LmVim.Convert(LmVim.java:550)
        at com.vmware.vcloud.val.taskmanagement.TaskWaiterInvRecord.CheckForError(TaskWaiterInvRecord.java:196)
        at com.vmware.vcloud.val.internal.impl.VC20VirtualServer.cloneVm(VC20VirtualServer.java:2611)
        at com.vmware.vcloud.val.internal.impl.VC20VirtualServer.clone(VC20VirtualServer.java:2565)
        at com.vmware.vcloud.fabric.storage.copy.impl.VmCopyServiceImpl.intraVcCopyVm(VmCopyServiceImpl.java:717)
        at com.vmware.vcloud.fabric.storage.copy.impl.VmCopyServiceImpl.copyVm(VmCopyServiceImpl.java:340)
        at com.vmware.vcloud.fabric.storage.copy.impl.VmCopyServiceImpl.copyVms(VmCopyServiceImpl.java:283)
        at com.vmware.vcloud.fabric.storage.copy.impl.VmCopyServiceImpl.copyVm(VmCopyServiceImpl.java:251)
        at com.vmware.vcloud.fabric.storage.storedVm.impl.AbstractCreateStoredVmActivity.copyVmInVc(AbstractCreateStoredVmActivity.java:160)
        at com.vmware.vcloud.fabric.storage.storedVm.impl.CreateFromVCenterVmActivity$FinishImportFromVcPhase.invoke(CreateFromVCenterVmActivity.java:178)
        at com.vmware.vcloud.fabric.foundation.activity.executors.ActivityRunner.run(ActivityRunner.java:123)
        at java.util.concurrent.Executors$RunnableAdapter.call(Unknown Source)
        at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask$Sync.innerRun(Unknown Source)
        at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.run(Unknown Source)
        at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.runTask(Unknown Source)
        at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(Unknown Source)
        at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)
2012-09-20 13:16:49,701 | ERROR    | LocalTaskScheduler-Pool-3 | TaskServiceImpl                | Unable to preprocess task IMPORT_INTO_EXISTING_VAPP(com.vmware.vcloud.entity.task:c3d16cb6-fb2a-40a3-810b-1a8342a4c342) | vcd=e9c473e4-cdb3-4f01-8b59-6d61a3af03b6,task=c3d16cb6-fb2a-40a3-810b-1a8342a4c342
com.vmware.ssdc.library.exceptions.InvalidUserException: Invalid user.
        at com.vmware.ssdc.backend.OrganizationFactory.getOrganizationMember(OrganizationFactory.java:209)
        at com.vmware.ssdc.backend.OrganizationFactory.GetOrgUser(OrganizationFactory.java:237)
        at com.vmware.ssdc.backend.CSecurityManager.buildSecurityContext(CSecurityManager.java:797)
        at com.vmware.ssdc.backend.CSecurityManager.initSecurityContext(CSecurityManager.java:1496)
        at com.vmware.vcloud.management.system.TaskServiceImpl$SecurityContextTemplate.executeForOrgAndUser(TaskServiceImpl.java:1607)
        at com.vmware.vcloud.management.system.TaskServiceImpl.dispatchByStatus(TaskServiceImpl.java:1169)
        at com.vmware.vcloud.management.system.TaskServiceImpl.dispatchTask(TaskServiceImpl.java:1044)
        at com.vmware.vcloud.management.system.LocalTask.run(LocalTask.java:88)
        at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.runTask(Unknown Source)
        at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(Unknown Source)
        at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)
2012-09-20 13:16:49,705 | DEBUG    | LocalTaskScheduler-Pool-3 | CJob                           | updateFailedJob(com.vmware.ssdc.library.exceptions.InvalidUserException) with locale=null | vcd=e9c473e4-cdb3-4f01-8b59-6d61a3af03b6,task=c3d16cb6-fb2a-40a3-810b-1a8342a4c342
com.vmware.ssdc.library.exceptions.InvalidUserException: Invalid user.
        at com.vmware.ssdc.backend.OrganizationFactory.getOrganizationMember(OrganizationFactory.java:209)
        at com.vmware.ssdc.backend.OrganizationFactory.GetOrgUser(OrganizationFactory.java:237)
        at com.vmware.ssdc.backend.CSecurityManager.buildSecurityContext(CSecurityManager.java:797)
        at com.vmware.ssdc.backend.CSecurityManager.initSecurityContext(CSecurityManager.java:1496)
        at com.vmware.vcloud.management.system.TaskServiceImpl$SecurityContextTemplate.executeForOrgAndUser(TaskServiceImpl.java:1607)
        at com.vmware.vcloud.management.system.TaskServiceImpl.dispatchByStatus(TaskServiceImpl.java:1169)
        at com.vmware.vcloud.management.system.TaskServiceImpl.dispatchTask(TaskServiceImpl.java:1044)
        at com.vmware.vcloud.management.system.LocalTask.run(LocalTask.java:88)
        at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.runTask(Unknown Source)
        at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(Unknown Source)
        at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)

Architecture Suggestion

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Wondering if someone could bless this or suggest optional design.

 

I have three Servers connected via a pair of stacked Switches (dedicated to iSCSI and vMotion) to an iSCSI SAN.  Currently I am using the built in 1Gbps ports as follows:

 

vSwitch0

nic0 – LAN

 

vSwitch1

nic1 – iSCSI

nic2 – iSCSI

nic3 – iSCSI (vMotion enabled)

 

The iSCSI links are spread across the two switches so that if one goes down, connection to SAN will not be lost.  Each host has only about 5 VMs on it so in order to obtain some more density and not saturate the single LAN port I have obtained new Intel I350-T4 NICs that I will be installing this weekend.

 

New design will be (vCenter is on LAN)

 

vSwitch0

Broadcom nic0 – LAN LAG1

Broadcom nic1 – LAN LAG2

 

vSwitch1

Broadcom nic2 – iSCSI vMotion LAG1

Broadcom nic3 – iSCSI vMotion LAG2

 

vSwitch2

Intel nic0 – iSCSI

Intel nic1 – iSCSI

Intel nic2 – iSCSI

Intel nic3 – iSCSI

 

Not sure if I should configure VLANs on switches?  Or maybe run Fault Tolerance and vMotion as two different VLANs on vSwitch 1 over 2Gbps LAG?

 

I can conceive of the concepts but flipping all the right switches is the tough part.

 

Appreciate anyone’s insight.

SUSE is not bootable once add SCSI Controller with type “Paravirtual”

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Hi,

 

I am following a guide “http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/partners/oracle/vmware-oracle-rac-deploy-guide.pdf” to try

install Oracle 11g RAC on two separate SUSE 11 Linux, everything is fine when I have a standalone SUSE 11g

setup. Then I start to add new SCSI hard disks and a new SCSI Controller 1 is added automatically in this case.

 

Then I follow the guide to change the SCSI Controller Type to “Paravirtual”, and then start the SUSE VM guest.

 

At this time, the linux guest is no longer bootable. I attach a screen capture on the suse output here.

 

In the troubleshooting, I put the install CD disc and try install it again, I found that in the hard disk partitioner,

 

the original /dev/sda is changed to /dev/sdg   (I added five new SCSI hard disks for RAC afterward)

 

I think it is the main root cause why the SUSE linux suddenly failed to boot.

 

Finally, I change the new SCSI Controller type back to “LSI Logic Parallel”, then the SUSE can boot up successfully.

 

The ESXi host version is VMWare ESXi 4.1

 

Does any expert encounter similar situation before?

 

Please kindly share your experience with me if you know how to fix this situation.

Thanks,

Ray

Strange boot up screen when installing Windows 95 and 98

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Hi there,

 

I was wondering whether anybody could help me, basically everytime I mount both the floppy and .ISO images for Windows 95 and Windows 98 using VMWare Workstation, it comes up with a screen as shown in the attachment, can anyone tell me what is going on? I’m really confused as to what is going on.

 

Thank you,

 

RocknRollTim

Is it possible to transfer everything from one virtual hard disk that is smaller to a virtual hard disk that is bigger in VMWare Workstation using the same virtual machine?

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Hi there,

 

I was wondering whether it is possible to transfer everything from one virtual hard disk that is smaller to a virtual hard disk that is bigger in VMWare Workstation using the same virtual machine? If so, please could someone advise me on how to do this. Also can disk management and transfer utilities be used within the virtual machines to do this?

 

Many thanks,

 

RocknRollTim

Unable to open kernel device "\.VMCIDevVMX"

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Hello,

for the past few months i have been trying to figure out a solution for this problem and i really hav high hopes in this thread!

 

Here’s the problem:-

Every time i try powering on my virtual machine it says

 

” Unable to open kernel device “.VMCIDevVMX”: Overlapped I/O operation is in progress. Did you reboot after installing VMware Player?

Module DevicePowerOn power on failed. “

I have tried to to edit the .vmx file and replace the TRUE with FALSE next to vmci0.present and i have also tried deleting the file

 

PLEASE i need help really badly. Specially from the experts.

 

And if u think that my system doesn’t support hardware virtualisation, then that’s not the case because i hav previously installed the virtual machine before but i had to remove it for a few reasons! :'(

 

i also have another problem. i’ve installed vmware workstation on my external hard drive, so whenever i try to re-install or repair or uninstall my software it can’t. it says that the “MSI” failed to install.

 

THANKS

“An error occurred during the conversion: ‘Unknown exception'”,

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We’re using Vcenter to P2V some of our servers. Most have worked, but the ones that fail, fail with a description that is not helpful at all.

mostRecentError = (converter.fault.CloneFault) {

–> dynamicType = <unset>,

–> faultCause = (vmodl.MethodFault) null,

–> description = “Unknown exception”,

–> msg = “An error occurred during the conversion: ‘Unknown exception'”,

–> },

–> numConsecutiveErrors = 1,

 

We’re tried several different ways of cloning including matching the hardware, not thin provisioning, setting permissions, using a domain admin account and still we get this error.

 

has anyone else had this error and figured out a solution?

 

Thanks.

Iron Castle Systems