Running OSv on VMware ESXi

HarryHarcourt edited this page Feb 10, 2017 · 9 revisions
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Case 1: Download OSv Image

Open vSpehere Client, click File -> Deploy OVF Template Input URL which copied from OSv download page.

Go though wizard by clicking Next button, it will deploy 'osv' instance automatically.

Case 2: Build OSv Image

Install VMware OVF Tool before building image.

Build OSv image by following command:

$ cd src/osv
$ make osv.vmdk
$ scripts/gen-vmx.sh

Deploy OSv image by ovftool:

$ ovftool -ds=<datastore name> build/release/osv.vmx vi://root:password@<ip address>/
Case 3: Because case 2 did not work for me

Install VMware OVF Tool before building image.

Build OSv image by following commands from osv source directory:

$ make clean
$ scripts/build image=<image name here>
$ scripts/convert vmdk
$ scripts/gen-vmx.sh
$ ovftool build/last/osv.vmx build/last/osv.ova

Import the "osv.ova" file into VMware ESXi - it will auto start it Would really like the ovftool to install it straight onto the ESXi Server, if I get it to work I will update

UPDATE: It won't work because I am running free version of VMWare ESXi - not via vCentre.