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    Re: HowTo: VMware Tools on Ubuntu 8.10 Server JeOS (ESXi 3.5)

    Quote Originally Posted by RobinReborn View Post
    I have a problem here

    In the VMware management console, right click on the VM and tell VMware to install the VM tools then copy the tools:
    Code:

    sudo mount /media/cdrom0

    the sudo mount /media/cdrom0 doesn't work whether I have no CD or a blank CD. I don't know where I can go to see the VMware management console. I am using Ubunto 8.10 but there are some slight differences (like I have a i386 not amd64). Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    That might have been a little too short. In the VMware Infrastructure client you have to right click on the virtual machine in the inventory panel on the left and select "Install/Upgrade VMware tools", then the mount should work.

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    Re: HowTo: VMware Tools on Ubuntu 8.10 Server JeOS (ESXi 3.5)

    Since I still have no solution on my paravirtualization problem, I decided to try with an officially supported solution. So I installed the 64-bit version of Ubuntu 8.04.1 server edition on VMware ESXi Udate 3. Everything works perfectly, the vmware tools install in no time, there is no need to tweak it like in this guide.

    But again, as soon as I turn Paravirtualization on I get the same error:

    “This kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only detected an i686 CPU.”

    I did turn on VT on the bios of the host machine.

    Can anybody help ?

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    Re: HowTo: VMware Tools on Ubuntu 8.10 Server JeOS (ESXi 3.5)

    Quote Originally Posted by marcpem View Post
    Since I still have no solution on my paravirtualization problem, I decided to try with an officially supported solution. So I installed the 64-bit version of Ubuntu 8.04.1 server edition on VMware ESXi Udate 3. Everything works perfectly, the vmware tools install in no time, there is no need to tweak it like in this guide.

    But again, as soon as I turn Paravirtualization on I get the same error:

    “This kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only detected an i686 CPU.”

    I did turn on VT on the bios of the host machine.

    Can anybody help ?
    VMware paravirtualization support only extends to 32bit guests.

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    Re: HowTo: VMware Tools on Ubuntu 8.10 Server JeOS (ESXi 3.5)

    I use another way to install vmware support:

    http://www.l4l.be/docs/virt/openvmtools_ubuntu810.php

    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r` build-essential g++ dkms xorg-dev libgtk2.0-dev libdumbnet-dev libicu-dev

    tar xzvf open-vm-tools-2008.12.23-137496.tar.gz

    cp -r open-vm-tools-2008.12.23-137496/modules/linux /usr/src/open-vm-tools-2008.12.23

    sudo dkms add -m open-vm-tools -v 2008.12.23
    sudo dkms build -m open-vm-tools -v 2008.12.23 -k `uname -r`
    sudo dkms install -m open-vm-tools -v 2008.12.23 -k `uname -r`

    cd open-vm-tools-2008.12.23-137496
    ./configure --disable-unity --without-kernel-modules
    make
    sudo make install

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    Re: HowTo: VMware Tools on Ubuntu 8.10 Server JeOS (ESXi 3.5)

    Quote Originally Posted by marcpem View Post
    But again, as soon as I turn Paravirtualization on I get the same error:

    “This kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only detected an i686 CPU.”

    I did turn on VT on the bios of the host machine.

    Can anybody help ?
    Code:
    "Your CPU does not support long mode. Use a 32bit distribution"
    For VirtualBox you can't run a 64bit guest inside a 32bit host unless the physical CPU supports VT extensions and you have them enabled (i.e. you still need a 64bit capable cpu with VT extensions). One example of this would be running a 64 bit linux guest inside a 32 bit winxp pro host on a core 2 duo cpu.

    This is also true for vmware esxi which only comes as an i386 host OS (some variant of RHEL). You must enable the CPU VT extensions in the bios and you must turn software (para-virtualization) VMI extensions off in the properties dialog of the guest OS in order to install a 64 bit guest OS. Otherwise you'll get the same error as above even though you're running on 64bit CPUs.

    The reason for this is that these hypervisors can't emulate 64bit words on a 32bit architecture exclusively in software (VMI/paravirt). You need hardware VT support.
    Last edited by t35t0r; February 4th, 2009 at 10:17 PM.

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    Re: HowTo: VMware Tools on Ubuntu 8.10 Server JeOS (ESXi 3.5)

    Thanks for this post, I finally have scalable desktop and copy/paste between guest and host back!

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    Re: HowTo: VMware Tools on Ubuntu 8.10 Server JeOS (ESXi 3.5)

    Quote Originally Posted by t35t0r View Post
    This is also true for vmware esxi which only comes as an i386 host OS (some variant of RHEL).
    You are referring to the ESX Service Console (RHEL 3 Update 6) which is distinct from the ESX hypervisor. ESX is not RHEL. ESXi has no Service Console.

    However since your post ESX 4.0 (VSphere) has been released and this is a 64 bit hypervisor

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    Re: HowTo: VMware Tools on Ubuntu 8.10 Server JeOS (ESXi 3.5)

    whats the point...

    i use on node Ubuntu JeOS+SSH+KVM and
    Convirt 1.1 on Centralized Administration Console.

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