Raj2796's Blog

September 11, 2009

Netware 6.5 sp8 and Vmware esx 3.5u4 compatibility problem

Filed under: Netware,vmware — raj2796 @ 11:13 am

It seems Netwares newest server, Netware 6.5 sp8, allegedly the last release of Netware, and this time they mean it, though they really meant it when they said Netware 6.5 sp6 was the last release, has problems with Vmware. In this case Vmware esx 3.5 u4.

We identified an easily repeatable error where the inclusion of a virtual floppy drive causes abends on Netware 6.5 sp8 Vmware servers after a “restart server” or a “reboot server” command is issued ! As of this time neither Vmware or Netware have released tids on the problem or seem aware it exists, though this does raise the question of what kind of an idiot would still be adding floppy drives to Vmware servers ?

Novell Netware install guide


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