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Re: [Xen-users] VMWare as Xen VM

To: <xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "Satish Chowdhury" <satish.chowdhury@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] VMWare as Xen VM
From: "Nick Couchman" <Nick.Couchman@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 22 Dec 2009 13:18:50 -0700
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lvmdriver has to do with storage, so you might start looking there.  ESX & ESXi 
are limited in what types of storage they support, so if you're using only IDE 
disks (the default in Xen), ESX may not see those disks correctly.  Since 
you're running a newish version of Xen, you can try using Xen's vscsi support 
and see if ESXi can see the disks that way.


>>> On 2009/12/22 at 09:07, Satish Chowdhury 
>>> <satish.chowdhury@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Hi,
> I am trying to install Vmware (Exsi 4.0) as a VM on Xen (VM-on-VM).
> My platform is Intel S5500HC motherboard and Xeon E5502 processor, 4G Ram.
> Xen 3.4.1, dom0 is linux pv_ops kernel on FC12.
> The Vmware installation was failing with "Failed to load lvmdriver" error.
> On modifing the network model to e1000 (vif = ['type=ioemu, bridge=xenbr0,
> model=e1000' ])  in Exsi hvm config file above error is gone.
> But again, Exsi complains on non compatible hardware, I don't have any clue
> what is failing here.
> Is it possible to install Esxi as VM on Xen ? If yes, please let me know
> what I am missing.
> If no, is there any possibility to make Qemu emulate, Vmware compatible
> Hardware?
> Regards,
> -Satish

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