Still having issues loading Zimbra applicance under ESXi 5.1

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Still having issues loading Zimbra applicance under ESXi 5.1

Postby nunhead_man » Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:14 am

Just that really - I load the .ovf template as instructed in the instructions using the default settings and then all I get is a flashing cursor.
Powering the VM off and on has no effect and neither does deleting and re--loading.
If it matters this is an ML110 G7 server with 32GB of RAM and 1.5TB Raid 5 94 x 750GB SAS ) seem by ESXi 5.1 as one drive
Are there any settings to check?
The ESXi server it can "see" the domain controllers here , the gateway and its own domain entry
All help would be good before we move on to Open Exchange


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Still having issues loading Zimbra applicance under ESXi 5.1

Postby nunhead_man » Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:35 am

Noticed this on re-installing again having cleared out the datastore and started from scratch .......

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Warning message from VSXi001.local.xxxxl.xx.xx: Virtual device

ide0:0 will start disconnected.

warning

15/02/2012 09:07:26

DT_ZImbra_app_001

root

................................................
What do I need to do to fix this?
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Still having issues loading Zimbra applicance under ESXi 5.1

Postby nunhead_man » Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:25 pm

Do you know what?
I've had enough - no replies no help - so I''m off to Widoze virtualisation unless hear summat by Monday next
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Still having issues loading Zimbra applicance under ESXi 5.1

Postby lytledd » Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:52 pm

This is a user supported forum, if and nobody knows how to help, most won't respond. I use ESXi 5 free for my Zimbra install, but I've never delt with the Zimbra appliance, so I can't help either.
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Still having issues loading Zimbra applicance under ESXi 5.1

Postby nunhead_man » Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:28 am

Hi Doug
Thanks for your reply.
You said

[quote user="lytledd"]This is a user supported forum, if and nobody knows how to help, most won't respond. I use ESXi 5 free for my Zimbra install, but I've never delt with the Zimbra appliance, so I can't help either[/QUOTE]
Sure but two things.......
1) We seem to be having issues really early in the install which is frustrating - the .ovf file loads and messages flash through the console and then the terms and conditions are then supposed to scroll through - but they do not - there must be some type of condition not satisfied in our domain or other part of our ESXi install somewhere but where? Our other VM's - one Ubuntu one Windows - are fine
2) We have had one response from the Zimbra "staff" team in four weeks of a "how can I help" type - given we were were going to pay for this software as you can imagine we are reviewing that decision
So looks like we are moving on
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Still having issues loading Zimbra applicance under ESXi 5.1

Postby lytledd » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:36 pm

[QUOTE]Warning message from VSXi001.local.xxxxl.xx.xx: Virtual device

ide0:0 will start disconnected.

warning[/QUOTE]
This sort of rings a bell. Something to do with ESXi 5 not supporting IDE. Having to manually convert the disk. I think I have a document tacked up on my cubicle wall at work. I'll see I can find it tomorrow.
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Still having issues loading Zimbra applicance under ESXi 5.1

Postby lytledd » Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:55 pm

This is the KB article that I've followed in the past
VMware KB: Converting a virtual IDE disk to a virtual SCSI disk
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Still having issues loading Zimbra applicance under ESXi 5.1

Postby cronos » Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:53 am

This is a VMware ESX issue, not a Zimbra issue, therefore I'd suggest you're posting in the wrong place. Open Exchange is a chocolate teapot as well so good luck with that :D

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