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    Thanks. Is there a location that I can download old versions (2009.04.10.4.0,1-1.18) of the simulator from i'd like to get my current version setup on a VM then run an upgrade to see what happens.


    Would this one be ok for a pre Q3 update, 2009.Q2.5.1 (2009.04.10.5.1)

    https://cds.sun.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP...ontinue+%C2%BB


    and this one for a post Q3 update? 2009.Q3.3.0 (2009.09.01.3.0)

    https://cds.sun.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP...-F@CDS-CDS_SMI


    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster View Post
    Thanks. Is there a location that I can download old versions (2009.04.10.4.0,1-1.18) of the simulator from i'd like to get my current version setup on a VM then run an upgrade to see what happens.


    Would this one be ok for a pre Q3 update, 2009.Q2.5.1 (2009.04.10.5.1)

    https://cds.sun.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP...ontinue+%C2%BB

    and this one for a post Q3 update? 2009.Q3.3.0 (2009.09.01.3.0)

    https://cds.sun.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP...-F@CDS-CDS_SMI


    Thanks.

    The Simulator is currently version 2009.Q2.0.0 (ak-2009.04.10.0.0 ) which you can upgrade to your version.

    FYI - I've had a torrid time in the past upgrading the simulator to Q3, this was due to lack of memory. When doing the Q3 upgrade raise the virtual machine memory to 2Gb.
    Also Phil Lawrence suggest running the following commands after a Q3 upgrade on the simulator only.

    confirm shell /usr/lib/ak/tools/akfixfru
    hardware.refresh()

    Andy

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    What are the requirements for running the simulator on virtual box? I've dug out an old Poweredge server with 2 Xeon processors and 1.5Gb RAM, Windows 2003, installed virtual box and attached the VHD. It begins to boot but then restarts repeatedly.

    Do I need more RAM or am I just missing some key settings?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster View Post
    What are the requirements for running the simulator on virtual box? I've dug out an old Poweredge server with 2 Xeon processors and 1.5Gb RAM, Windows 2003, installed virtual box and attached the VHD. It begins to boot but then restarts repeatedly.

    Do I need more RAM or am I just missing some key settings?
    Any particular reason for not putting ESXi on that server? Could make it a more useful box is all, no overhead required for the Windows install. Other than that, I can't see why you'd have problems. I've run the virtual simulator on 2GB of RAM with no issues. Are you using VirtualBox 2.2.0 or later?

    Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke View Post
    Any particular reason for not putting ESXi on that server? Could make it a more useful box is all, no overhead required for the Windows install. Other than that, I can't see why you'd have problems. I've run the virtual simulator on 2GB of RAM with no issues. Are you using VirtualBox 2.2.0 or later?

    Chris
    I use the VB simulator on my laptop and when setting the host OS I change it to Windows 7 (thats what I am running on my laptop) and it seems to work fine...

    I am using the latest version of VB that I downloaded from FileHippo.com - Download Free Software

    Regards,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke View Post
    Any particular reason for not putting ESXi on that server? Could make it a more useful box is all, no overhead required for the Windows install. Other than that, I can't see why you'd have problems. I've run the virtual simulator on 2GB of RAM with no issues. Are you using VirtualBox 2.2.0 or later?

    Chris


    I've never used ESXi as we use Xenserver here and i'm familiar with VB that's all. Maybe i'll give ESXi a try it just adds another app that I have to learn.


    I'm using the latest version of VB, i'll try setting the host to Win7 cheers Phil.

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    Maybe i'm doing something fundamentaly wrong here i'm adding the (500Mb) ss7000_b00.vmdk file as the boot disk in the VM, is that correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster View Post
    Maybe i'm doing something fundamentaly wrong here i'm adding the (500Mb) ss7000_b00.vmdk file as the boot disk in the VM, is that correct?
    nope... when you unpack the simulator and fire up VB you "open" an existing machine and navigate to the directory where you installed the simulator. you will see a single file. click on that and select the host operating system of the machine that you have installed the simulator on (in my case a Windows 7 laptop) and hey presto it works.

    Just going into a meeting. Give me your number if you need to chat about it later.

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    Oh yes thanks, bonehead moment. It was throwing me as it does try to boot when you just connect the vhd.

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    Right i've got the simulator setup, is it possible to access the unix prompt on here for a play? Sun support want me to run a couple of commands to troubleshoot an issue but i'd like to try it on the simulator first. I'm also going to get some practice with the CLi which I can access via putty.

    Thanks.

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    yes you can access the shell, just type "shell" at command line.
    Notice the disclaimer, don't play on live box.


    login as: root
    Using keyboard-interactive authentication.
    Password:
    Last login: Mon Jan 18 13:51:21 2010
    wtl-s7000:> shell
    Executing shell commands may invalidate your service contract. Continue? (Y/N)
    Executing raw shell; "exit" to return to appliance shell ...

    +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
    | You are entering the operating system shell. By confirming this action in |
    | the appliance shell you have agreed that THIS ACTION MAY VOID ANY SUPPORT |
    | AGREEMENT.
    If you do not agree to this -- or do not otherwise understand |
    | what you are doing -- you should type "exit" at the shell prompt. EVERY |
    | COMMAND THAT YOU EXECUTE HERE IS AUDITED, and support personnel may use |
    | this audit trail to substantiate invalidating your support contract. The |
    | operating system shell is NOT a supported mechanism for managing this |
    | appliance, and COMMANDS EXECUTED HERE MAY DO IRREPARABLE HARM. |
    | |
    | NOTHING SHOULD BE ATTEMPTED HERE BY UNTRAINED SUPPORT PERSONNEL UNDER ANY |
    | CIRCUMSTANCES. This appliance is a non-traditional operating system |
    | environment, and expertise in a traditional operating system environment |
    | in NO WAY constitutes training for supporting this appliance. THOSE WITH |
    | EXPERTISE IN OTHER SYSTEMS -- HOWEVER SUPERFICIALLY SIMILAR -- ARE MORE |
    | LIKELY TO MISTAKENLY EXECUTE OPERATIONS HERE THAT WILL DO IRREPARABLE |
    | HARM. Unless you have been explicitly trained on supporting this |
    | appliance via the operating system shell, you should immediately return |
    | to the appliance shell. |
    | |
    | Type "exit" now to return to the appliance shell. |
    +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+

    wtl-s7000#



    Andy

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    They said to ignore the warnings of doom I'll only be running exactly what they ask me too and trying it first on the simulator

    Thanks.

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