I've read the admin guide and it says to Import the ovf file into the virtual server...well I can't get the virtual server installed properly to begin with. I'm using Microsofts Virtual Server, but the files I downloaded from the K2000 have a vmdk file and Microsoft is looking for a vhd file for it's hard drive. Can I simply rename this to change the file extension? Then how do I import the .ovf file?
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Use VMware Server... it's free and it's what KACE recommends.
Answered 02/22/2011 by: airwolf
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I was going to give that or vmware Workstation a try next. Will Workstation work the same as vmware Server?
Answered 02/22/2011 by: jmcelvoy
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Ok, I have installed VMware Server, but I'm not sure how to import the ovf file. When I Add Virtual Machine to Inventory, it defaults the File Type to .vmx and I can't change it. What do I need to do to get the ovf file imported?
Answered 02/22/2011 by: jmcelvoy
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I got the ovf file extracted using ovftools and was able to then create the vm. I'm not sure which vmdk file to use. When I download from my K2000, it includes a vmdk file and when I extract the ovf file, it extracts a much larger mvdk file. Well I've tried both and when I try to boot the vm, it says Operating System not found. The admin guide says I need to Bridge my Network connections, but when I did that it removed it from the network. I had to go unbridge them to get it back online. So here's what all I've done:
Installed VMware Server
Extracted the ovf file and Added the Virtual Machine to Inventory using the vmx that was created during the extraction
Powered on the vm and got the Operating System not found message
Bridged the network connections but removed the bridge cause it removed my RSA host from the network.

What am I missing or doing wrong?
Answered 02/22/2011 by: jmcelvoy
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I too am trying to figure this out. I got Vmware server 2.0.2 installed and trying to use the web access. No import etc.. I used the OLD vconverter as listed in the dell KB to convert the appliance from OVF to a vmx. However, now how I get that to VMWare server 2.0.2?

This is a VMWare server 2.0.2 running on a windows 7 pc that I want to use as a remote kace server.
Answered 02/23/2011 by: vtphilk
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When you vconvert the appliance, the output files will need to be placed in c:\virtual machines(assuming you didn't change this path in vmware server). Then when you go into vmware server, click on Virtual Machine-Add Virtual Machine to Inventory. This will open a window that will have your host listed and under that should be Standard. Click on Standard and it should list all the folders in the C:\Virtual Machines folder. Now simply find the .vmx file that was created when you ran vconverter and add it. This is where I'm stuck. I got the appliance "Imported" and configured with my network settings, but I can't ping it or get to it from the web. The Admin Guide says to Bridge the network connections, but when I do that it kicks my host off the network. Can't communicate with the host or the virtual appliance.
Answered 02/24/2011 by: jmcelvoy
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Got this all setup and working now. I couldn't figure out the Network/Bridge problem so I uninstalled VMserver and started over. Everything worked perfectly the 2nd time and I'm syncing all my files to my RSA now.
Answered 02/25/2011 by: jmcelvoy
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