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mnylin 118 posts Joined 12/09
28 Mar 2011
Teradata 12 1 TB VM in vSphere 4.0

We've run into a snag trying to import the Teradata 12 1 TB VM into our enterprise vSphere 4.0 VMWare environment. When we import the VM as is, it shows in the list as sles10 (invalid) and cannot be used. We then ran it through the conversion utility that VMWare provides while converting to thin disks (as we don't have 1TB of disk available right now). This failed at 56% with a non-descript error. We re-ran the conversion and it failed again at roughly the same point.

So my question is this. Has anyone successfully gotten one of the Teradata VMs running in a vSphere environment? What hoops did you have to jump through to get it done?

Thanks in advance.

Jim Chapman 449 posts Joined 09/04
29 Mar 2011

As far as I am aware, Teradata Express for VMWare cannot run on vSphere or ESXi. It is compatible only with VMWare's Workstation, Player, and standalone Server products.

davidgornshtein 1 post Joined 10/09
03 Apr 2011

The main question is - are you teradata customer? If you are and have regular teradata linux version, just download from teradata@your service tdbms patchset equivalent to Teradata Express for VMWare version, copy vconfig executable to say Teradata 12 40GB, edit vconfig.txt, rebuild and change disk size as you wish. We doing this a lot to save time for new test environment installation and running both teradata express 12 and 13
on VMWare ESXi servers without issues.

DaveWellman 66 posts Joined 01/06
04 Apr 2011

The machines will run in ESXi. I'm currently running the 12.0 and 13.0 40GB vm's inside ESXi (4.1 update 1) with no problems.

I cannot get the 13.10 vm to run though. All sorts of errors and problems. See the other topic very like this one for more details.

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