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Moodle Virtual Machine Image on Vmware Esxi 4.01

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Avatar q-prof 9 post(s)

Re: bitnami-moodle-2.0.1-0-ubuntu-10.10 virtual machine image install.

I have tried a few ways to get the Moodle virtual machine image into Vmware Esxi 4.1, one time successful but I was getting errors in Vmware when trying edit the VM with the hard drive (An IDE controller is found but the virtual machine does not support the option) and flat backing (A flat backing option was not found)
I deleted these devices in the edit settings section, and it does not work now, so I deleted the VM. I was concerned the space was not large enough for resource disk space.

Do I just copy the extracted files of the Moodle virtual machine image and folder to my Vmware main disk where I have the rest of my VM’s…. then what do I do to be able to see it in my Inventory???

Is there a tutorial on actual steps, or can someone help?

 
Avatar Beltrán Rueda Administrator 3,714 post(s)

Hi,

Take a look this post https://bitnami.com/forums/forums/virtual-applia…

I hope it helps.

 
Avatar q-prof 9 post(s)

Thanks Beltran,
Took a look, and then I tried the VMware vCenter Converter Standalone client software from my Win764bit system and I was able to transfer the uncompressed bitnami-moodle-2.0.1-0-ubuntu-10.10 virtual machine image over to the server with no problems using the converter button, and selecting “Vmware Workstation or other VMware virtual machine” for the source type and so on. Interestingly it would not let me re-size the new location, but now I do not have any errors. I see lots of ideas on the possibility of resizing it, but for now I am going to stick with the flat (thick) 17 GB, so I can get this thing working.

Later I can backup and then try moving it using the Converter again to re-size once it is actively in use on the server. I did this with WinXP without any problems though the local machine selection. If it does not work, then as you have shown, there are some other possibilities to try.

Just a quick note, your link:
http://en.opensuse.org/SUSE_Studio_VMware_Howtos
is now not working anymore, as I was interested in checking out the info there. Anyways, some great resources, suggestions, and ideas that you have posted.

Thanks for the suggestions.

 
Avatar Beltrán Rueda Administrator 3,714 post(s)

Hi,

I’m glad to hear you can convert the image successfully. The resize disk method seems not easy. Have you took a look at https://bitnami.com/cloud You can resize the hard disk and update the machine properties easily.

 
Avatar q-prof 9 post(s)

Yes, the video makes it look so easy, but the costs are pretty steep especially since I already have a full cabinet server built from scratch with all the fixings. I am going the free route and will have to work a little harder to figure out backups, resizing, etc using VMware ESXi4.01. Shouldn’t be too hard.

Like I mentioned before, that page you suggested has some possibilities and I might well be able to re-size using the converter down-the-road if needed, now that Moodle is live on my server. The converter program worked well with XP, enlarging the VMDK, without a hitch :-) last week!

Now just need to figure out details with Moodle and best way I am going to implement it.

 
Avatar Beltrán Rueda Administrator 3,714 post(s)

Thanks for your feedback.

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