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When using esxi as hypervisor with openstack, error " operating system not found" is visible on VM

asked 2014-09-18 07:27:34 -0600

Arvinder gravatar image

updated 2014-09-19 17:50:00 -0600

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I am integrating openstack with esxi hypervisor, using "vmwareapi.VMwareVCDriver", I am able to launch VM from openstack dashboard with ACTIVE status and also acquired the internal IP for this VM from neutron as seen in openstack dashboard. But on VM Console i found an error "Operating system not found".

Setup Details:

Node 1: Openstack Controller + Network Node

Node 2: Openstack Compute node

Node 3: VCenter Server.

Node 4: ESXI host.

I am launching VM using ubuntu vmdk image from openstack dashboard, that is created using following link :

Configurations done on /etc/nova/nova.conf


connection_type = vmwareapi








Thanks in advance

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answered 2014-09-20 13:58:21 -0600

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updated 2014-09-20 13:59:05 -0600

This is almost always a case of not have the correct properties set on the glance image. More information can be found here:

Scroll to section titled: Images with VMware vSphere

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answered 2014-09-23 05:04:39 -0600

Arvinder gravatar image

Thanks ericwb's.

But i have done exactly what is written in the doc :

I have first converted iso image to sparse qcow2 format and the converted the same to vmdk using qemu-img and after converting that image on esxi host using vmfstools but getting the same error.. :(

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