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is there a way to run DD VE in test on VMware Workstation ?

is there a way to run DD VE in test on VMware Workstation ?

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Yes. I can deploy the new DDVE 4.0 (Data Domain OS 7.0.0.7-638552) on VMware Workstation Pro 15

Steps:

1. Download the zip file and extract

2. On VMWare Workstation open the ddve-7.0.0.7-638552.ova. Import virtual machine (choose name and path of VN - and choose Deployment Option is: 8TB Configuration)

3. Create new VM on the same path of  the Deployment and using the two vmdk (... -disk1.vmdk and -disk2.vmdk)

4. Using notepad to edit the vmx file for the new VM - add/change following lines:

--make the OS can recognize the drive for boot disk

scsi0.virtualDev = "pvscsi"
scsi0.present = "TRUE"

--to get rid of the alert: "Unsupported virtual hardware configuration"

sched.cpu.shares = "-1"
sched.cpu.level = "normal"
sched.mem.pin = "TRUE"

5. Turn on new VM and do the configuration steps...

WARNING: This only for TEST Environments on Laptop

Hope this help!

Tien.

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@Tien Bui 

 

3. Create new VM on the same path of  the Deployment and using the two vmdk (... -disk1.vmdk and -disk2.vmdk)

 

What type of VM to create; windows, Linux etc ?

Also while creating VM, it does not allow to select more than 1 Virtual Disk. The DDVE OVA deployment has created 2 VMDKs

 

Rgds,

Pradeep

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1. VM Type: Other 64-bit

2. You can manually add the two vmdk to VM after extracting the zip file.

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Hope this help!

 

 

 

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Follow these easy steps to get DDVE working under VMware Workstation:

1. Download then Unpack the ddve-vsphere-7.3.0.5-663138.zip

2. In VMware Workstation Open/Import the ddve-7.3.0.5-663138.ova

3. Go to the new VM's folder and Open the .vmx file with Notepad

4. Replace All "independent_persistent" with "independent-persistent"

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5. You're all set. Enjoy.

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