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Virtual WLC on VMWare ESXi 4.0

Hi team,

I am currently trying to install a Virtual WLC (latest 7.5 release) on a VMWare ESXi 4.0, I am using the OVF template to deploy the image, but when booting the VM I am prompted with a "No operating system found" error.

Just to make sure there was no problem with the OVA file, I also downloaded the 7.4 release image, but I get the same error.

Note that I did the exact same procedure in our lab a few days ago, with the 7.5 image, BUT a ESXi 4.1, and it worked perfectly. Is there any incompatibility with ESXi 4.0? The deployment guide speaks of 4.x/5.x, but I am wondering if it was tested against 4.0 ... Unfortunately the 4.0 release is a customer deployment in production, we can´t change the VMWare version.

Are there any settings I could change on the VM to make this work?

I noticed the system creates a small ISO file (44Kb) when powering the VM on, but it disappears when powering off. Not sure if that´s the expected behavior.

Any guidelines on how to move forward would be appreciated!

Thanks

Javier

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Re: Virtual WLC on VMWare ESXi 4.0

When you tested, did you actually use the same ova or did you download it again? I would check the MD5 on that just to be sure and then if that passes and the ova fails to install, then I would open a TAC case to verify that ESXi 4.0 is supported or what to see if anyone has loaded the vWLC on ESXi 4.0. I have not have any customers run that version so I wouldn't know.

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Re: Virtual WLC on VMWare ESXi 4.0

Scott,

I tried both: using same ova and downloaded 3 different versions at Customer. No luck :-(

Thanks for responding anyway.

Javier

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Re: Virtual WLC on VMWare ESXi 4.0

Okay... Just wanted to rule out issues with a corrupt image. Let us know if you find anything from TAC.

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Re: Virtual WLC on VMWare ESXi 4.0

Edit: posted twice

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Re: Virtual WLC on VMWare ESXi 4.0

Kindly following the link given for the ova file deployment 

                              http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps12723/products_tech_note09186a0080bd2d04.shtml

            as I agree that not all the ova files can be corrupted make sure you use the option of “deploy ova Template” in vshpere client

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Re: Virtual WLC on VMWare ESXi 4.0

Kashif,

I did follow the guide, and deployed the file as an OVA Template.

I managed to sort this out by importing an ISO file that was created in my ESXi 4.1 lab, I was able to install the image on the 4.0 by using this ISO.

Thanks four your suggestions guys!

Javi

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