Thursday, October 30, 2014

Peoplesoft HCM92 image #9

It has been released earlier this week, time to move to VMWare ESXi.
My workaround I described here is still working. To make it short, updating the ovf file as below:
1. ovf:capacity=(ovf:capacity*2)-64512 (I used diskMode=thin in the VM disks’ definition for the import)
2. <OperatingSystemSection ovf:id="101">
3. <Description>oracleLinux64Guest</Description>
       <vbox:OSType ovf:required="false">oracleLinux64Guest</vbox:OSType>
4. <vssd:VirtualSystemType>vmx-08</vssd:VirtualSystemType>

And the VM starts properly.

Enjoy,

Nicolas.

12 comments:

William Reynolds said...

Hi Nicolas,

Would you mind cross posting this information in the Oracle MOS community for Install, Upgrade, Maintain, & PUM - PSFT (MOSC)?

https://community.oracle.com/community/support/peoplesoft/install_upgrade_-_psft/content?filterID=contentstatus[published]~objecttype~objecttype[thread]

I think other users would find it very helpful.

Thanks,
William

Nicolas Gasparotto said...

@William, thanks for your comment.
Here you can find the discussion I opened:
https://community.oracle.com/message/12707342
(paid support required)

Nicolas.

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Anonymous said...

I tried this method on 9.2.011 / 854-08 and it does not appear to work, the VM boots to a kernel panic. Any ideas?

Nicolas Gasparotto said...

@anonymous, I'm surprised actually you get a Kernel panic. I must admit I did not tested myself on 92011, but I just tried successfully on the newly HCM92012 released last Friday.

Nicolas.

Michael said...

Thanks Nicolas for your hard work.
May I ask you if you may know where it is coming from. Thanks
[root@newservername data]# ovftool HCMDB-SES-854-08.ovf vi://root:lumin8it@10.11.5.54:443
Opening OVF source: HCMDB-SES-854-08.ovf
Opening VI target: vi://root@10.11.5.54:443/
Error: Invalid target name (VM Network) specified in net mapping. OVF networks: HostOnly. Target networks: vmservice-trend-pg vmservice-vshield-pg

Michael said...

Just to mention I used the latest VMware release of ovftool 4.1.0 if it matters at all

Nicolas Gasparotto said...

Hi Michael, thanks for stopping by.
I also recently use ovftool 4.1.0 without any issues.
Pay attention enought to your network name defined in VMWare, it should match the one from your HCMDB-SES-854-08.ovf.
Alternately, you could use a .ovftool file and use a line as below :
net:HostOnly=VM Network
where HostOnly is the current name coming from ovf file delivered by Oracle, and VM Network my own local network name in VMWare ESXi.

HTH,

Nicolas.

Michael said...

Thanks Nicolas,

Both VM Network, and 3BES exist in ESXi network configuration. We use at the moment 5.1, and all attempts I tried within OEL6.6 2.6.32-504.12.2.el6.x86_64 guest. I hoped that Oracle Linux may still work fine with ovftool regardless it was not listed as supported Linux OS in
/usr/lib/vmware-ovftool/README.txt
Both posted ways failed for me:
1. echo "net:HostOnly=VM Network" >> .ovftool
ovftool HCMDB-SES-854-08.ovf vi://root:pswd@10.11.5.54:443
Opening OVF source: HCMDB-SES-854-08.ovf
Opening VI target: vi://root@10.11.5.54:443/
Error: Invalid target name (VM Network) specified in net mapping. OVF networks: HostOnly. Target networks: vmservice-trend-pg vmservice-vshield-pg

echo "net:HostOnly=3BES" >> .ovftool
ovftool HCMDB-SES-854-08.ovf vi://root:pswd@10.11.5.54:443
Opening OVF source: HCMDB-SES-854-08.ovf
Opening VI target: vi://root@10.11.5.54:443/
Error: Invalid target name (3BES) specified in net mapping. OVF networks: HostOnly. Target networks: vmservice-trend-pg vmservice-vshield-pg
and full options in the command:

2. ovftool --lax -ds=hovmfs25 "--net:HostOnly=VM Network" HCMDB-SES-854-08.ovf "vi://root:pasw@10.11.5.54:443"
Opening OVF source: HCMDB-SES-854-08.ovf
Opening VI target: vi://root@10.11.5.54:443/
Error: Invalid target name (VM Network) specified in net mapping. OVF networks: HostOnly. Target networks: vmservice-trend-pg vmservice-vshield-pg


excerpt from HCMDB-SES-854-08.ovf

Logical networks used in the package

Logical network used by this appliance.


Nicolas Gasparotto said...

Michael, it would be perhaps easier if you send me an email, most likely faster and safest regarding your local env. security.
Please send HCMDB-SES-854-08.ovf, .ovftool file and screenshots of possible.

Nicolas.

Michael said...

Nicolas,

How would I get your email?

Nicolas Gasparotto said...

Michael, there's a "contact me" link on the top right of the blog's page.

Nicolas.