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Mikrotik and vmware esx server

Sun Jul 27, 2008 3:50 am

Hello:
I atempt to install a mikrotik in our CPD. I attempt to install mikrotik 3.11 in a vmware esx server but mikrotik don't have drivers for a LSI Logic or BUS Logic adapter.
¿How I can put these drivers in the kernel? ¿It's posible?

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Re: Mikrotik and vmware esx server

Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:15 am

no, it is not possible to run ROS on this version of vmware. It is not possible to include custom drivers.
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Re: Mikrotik and vmware esx server

Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:01 pm

It does run under VMware Server (the old GSX)...

But you should try and install it under VMware Server and import it to ESX...
 
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Re: Mikrotik and vmware esx server

Fri Aug 01, 2008 12:06 am

why don't you switch to a ide-vmdk? that should do the trick
 
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Re: Mikrotik and vmware esx server

Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:13 am

ESX server does not have IDE of any kind, as this is answer from vmware themselves (as far as you can read in the forums, here) and as you look around the internet, you will see reports that ESX does not support ide, just SCSI
 
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Re: Mikrotik and vmware esx server

Tue Aug 05, 2008 5:55 am

absolutely right, despite this is a design-bug imho
 
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Re: Mikrotik and vmware esx server

Wed Aug 06, 2008 2:10 am

ESX server does not have IDE of any kind, as this is answer from vmware themselves (as far as you can read in the forums, here) and as you look around the internet, you will see reports that ESX does not support ide, just SCSI
I also found out that there is no IDE support... have been converting about 20 virtualmachines the past days!
Hurray for VMware Converter! *but this will not work for RouterOS!*
 
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Re: Mikrotik and vmware esx server

Fri Oct 10, 2008 3:32 pm

Hello!

Have anyone find the way to install RouterOS on ESX?

BR
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Re: Mikrotik and vmware esx server

Fri Oct 10, 2008 5:21 pm

Not possible...
Mikrotik is IDE or SATA only, and ESX is SCSI only,
so just not compatible...

what you could do, but i would recommend...
install a small linux with xen enabled.
enable paravirtualisation in ESX if you have ESX 3.5 for better performance
and then install Mikrotik in XEN virtual machines in the ESX VM
not ideal, but at least you now have DRS and so...
 
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Re: Mikrotik and vmware esx server

Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:24 pm

what you could do, but i would recommend...
install a small linux with xen enabled.
enable paravirtualisation in ESX if you have ESX 3.5 for better performance
and then install Mikrotik in XEN virtual machines in the ESX VM
not ideal, but at least you now have DRS and so...
Did you try yourself? it's a fully working solution?
 
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Re: Mikrotik and vmware esx server

Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:34 am

Dear Friends,

I have already installed & Implemented Mikrotick OS version 2.9, 3.2 on VMware Server Linux version on 64bit 3GHz Dual-Core CPU in HP Prolient ML350 Server without no any issue with 6 1GB/s NIC cards as well.


Note:
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Tested OS versions are CentOS 5.2, Ubuntu, Redhat, Windows 2003 Server(with Windows version & Linux version of VMware)


Most Impotent think for Mikrotick OS 2.9 on VMware Server or Workstation Installation:
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Install MK 2.9/3.2 as a IDE virtual mode not the SCASII mode.

ENJOY & VMWare is Very Stable.

Good Luck
 
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Re: Mikrotik and vmware esx server

Mon Sep 28, 2009 6:31 pm

Dear Friends,

I have already installed & Implemented Mikrotick OS version 2.9, 3.2 on VMware Server Linux version on 64bit 3GHz Dual-Core CPU in HP Prolient ML350 Server without no any issue with 6 1GB/s NIC cards as well.


Note:
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Tested OS versions are CentOS 5.2, Ubuntu, Redhat, Windows 2003 Server(with Windows version & Linux version of VMware)


Most Impotent think for Mikrotick OS 2.9 on VMware Server or Workstation Installation:
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Install MK 2.9/3.2 as a IDE virtual mode not the SCASII mode.

ENJOY & VMWare is Very Stable.

Good Luck
You are talking about VMware Server and we are talking about VMware ESX! not the same!
I also run alot of RouterOS in VMware Server and VMware Fusion. But still not ESX!
 
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Re: Mikrotik and vmware esx server

Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:57 pm

ESXi V4 provides IDE support. Problem solved...
 
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Re: Mikrotik and vmware esx server

Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:10 am

ESXi V4 provides IDE support. Problem solved...
Cool, upgrading my 3.5's then...
 
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Re: Mikrotik and vmware esx server

Sun Oct 18, 2009 12:03 pm

hmm, my positive reaction was preliminary. ESXi v4 is 64 bit only :-(
 
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Re: Mikrotik and vmware esx server

Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:01 am

Yes, and not even every 64-Bit CPU, it has to have hardware virtualization features (and have them activated)...
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Re: Mikrotik and vmware esx server

Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:36 pm

Does RouterBoard44 PCI 4 port ethernet adapter works with ESXi 4?
Or any working driver?
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Re: Mikrotik and vmware esx server

Mon Nov 16, 2009 2:14 pm

I have just installed 4.2 on my ESXi 4.0 server.

Set HD emulation to IDE and installed perfectly

Installed with 1 E1000 adaptor. Configured ip (public) and gw from console - seems fine. But no traffic comes through. Cant ping - nothing in arp table etc.

Tried winbox from another VM on same VM switch - no connection either via mac addr or IP.

Added 2nd virtual E1000 adaptor on other VMSwitch - and RouterOS saw it straight away. But still no traffic through.

:-(
 
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Re: Mikrotik and vmware esx server

Mon Nov 16, 2009 2:23 pm

E1000 is broken in your version, in v4.3 it will be fixed
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Re: Mikrotik and vmware esx server

Mon Nov 16, 2009 3:19 pm

E1000 is broken in your version, in v4.3 it will be fixed
When is 4.3 due?
 
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Re: Mikrotik and vmware esx server

Mon Nov 16, 2009 3:22 pm

2-3 days
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Re: Mikrotik and vmware esx server

Mon Nov 16, 2009 3:53 pm

Reset configuration

accepted default config for Ether1 (private net)
added Ether2 public ip

now it seems like it is working.
 
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Re: Mikrotik and vmware esx server

Mon Nov 16, 2009 3:55 pm

normis - thanks good i did not read your post before i got it to work. Then it would not have worked :-)
 
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Re: Mikrotik and vmware esx server

Wed Nov 18, 2009 1:43 pm

Have anyone success with RouterBoard44 PCI 4 port ethernet adapter to work with ESXi 4?
Or does exist any working driver that I must add for having this card to work on that system?
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Re: Mikrotik and vmware esx server

Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:51 pm

2-3 days
No 4.3 this week then? :(
 
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Re: Mikrotik and vmware esx server

Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:51 pm

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