Napp It- vmtools running but "unsupported" should I do anything?

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  1. epicurean

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    checking the summary of the Napp It VM in my esxi 6.0, I see that it says that its running but "unsupported?

    Should I update it? if so, how?

    sorry for the noob question
     
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    gea Well-Known Member

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    If you update ESXi you should update the vmware tools on guests.
    You can now either

    - download the current appliance VM from napp-it.org
    as it includes tools for ESXi 6

    - update vmware tools on OmniOS,
    see http://www.napp-it.org/doc/downloads/napp-in-one.pdf page 9 (Chapter 5.3)
     
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    Thanks Gea.
    I tried to update via the instructions on the napp-in-one.pdf. It hangs at the "Guest Memory Manager:" on the screen, right after stopping VMware tools services in the virtual machine.

    If I download the appliance VM, how do i update my current napp It VM? will I lose my data?
     
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  4. epicurean

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    bump my own thread as this is really bugging me
     
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    If you use another OmniOS VM installation, y0u simply need

    - enable pass-through (switch HBA, optionally)
    - to reimport your pool
    and your data is available

    If you want to keep napp-it settings like groups, jobs or keys
    save/ restore /var/web-gui/_log

    optionally
    - update OmniOS with a pkg update (console as root, reboot required)
    - update napp-it via menu About > update
     
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  6. T_Minus

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    download: napp-it_15d_ova_for_ESXi_5.5u2-6.0. (Sep 18,2015)

    That's the one I saw on your site where's the ESXI 6.0 one?

    EDIT: Nevermind, I think the file name means 5.5 u2 --> 6.0 -- right ?
     
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  7. epicurean

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    Hi Gea,

    I did the update via Napp it Menu.. Same ..still unsupported error after a successful update
     
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    For newer tools, you must either install them from the ESXi iso at console or download and import the new VM.

    Updates of the napp-it UI do not include system/OS updates
     
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    HI Gea,
    So I just export my data pools, shut down. install the latest 15d ova and import the pools again, that should work right?
     
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    Yes, correct.
    For pass-through you must remoce the adapter from the old VM and add it to the new one.
    A reboot of ESXi itself may be needed then.
     
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