Nexenta on VMware VPlayer
I installed the latest community edition of Nexenta via VMware's VMplayer 4.0.1. I did this to test out Nexenta, to see how it works, and compare it to FreeNAS.
I've had to do this twice now. For the last two times the vm actually stopped working. The player reported back that the virtual SCSI disk that Nexenta was using couldn't be accessed. The virtual program would not start Nexenta up again, noting that the disk was not accessible. Same error both times.
I know that the drive that the virtual is accessing is not bad since I have two other virtuals using the same drive - FreeNAS and an Linux OS. Both were running at the same time. Neither of them have ever experienced this with VMPlayer.
I thought after the first time that the issue was just a bad setup on my part. However, after it did the same thing on a whole new build, I am wondering if there is some issue with Nexenta on VMPlayer. I tried searching the forum for anything with vmplayer, but didn't get any results back.
I know of people using Nexenta on VMWare's ESXi, but since I couldn't find anything on VMPlayer, I was wondering if anyone might have had or heard of similar issues.
Thanks in advance!
RE: Nexenta on VMware VPlayer - Added by Carl Brunning about 1 year ago
am testing nexenta 3.1.2 on Vmware player 4.0.2 build-591240 and has had no problem mine been running now for 3 weeks and has over 12,000 snapshots
have made 6 x5gb disk for the pool and 1x10gb for the system. given it 6gb of memory and 2x Processors have setup to networks as well and that using bridge for the real world ip
hope that helps you