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SR 2013 recovery disk for VMware Hypervisor 5.0

Created: 29 Jan 2013 • Updated: 30 Jan 2013 | 3 comments
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Hi,

I was simulating a server scenario (EFI based) in my virtual server (VMware Vsphare 5.0).

Details :-

1. VM Env. details - VMware Vsphare 5.0

2. VM OS -  Win 2008 R2 (EFI enabled BIOS) .

3. System Recovery - SR 2013.

4. SR 2013 Recovery Disk.

Now, I have installed and successfully backed up the system (including EFI system reserved Partition) using SR 2013.

But Unable to boot using the SR 2013 recovery Disk on to a different VM where EFI is enabled in the BIOS.

I have tried using SR 2011 Recovery Disk and was successfully bootable when changed to non-EFI based BIOS in the VM setting.

This NON-EFI based BIOS(Target server) will not be able to restore a EFI based system (Source backed up server) check the below link on this :-

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH128386

My query :-

1. Does SR 2013 supported in VMware VSphare 5.0?

2. Is there any bug/problem compatibility issue with VMware or EFI based server.

3. Or else I am going through a wrong procedure.

 

Please, help me with this query....

Thanks.

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PravinAmin's picture

Hi,

Symantec System Recovery 2013 disk is Windows PE 4.0 based which can boot from ESXi 5.0 update 4 and ESXi 5.1. Please refer to http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search... for more details.

You'll need to update the ESXi 5.0 with Update 4.

-Thanks,
Pravin

SOLUTION
PravinAmin's picture

Hi,
Please resolve this thread as solved as you are able to restore in ESXi environment.

-Thanks,
Pravin

mrinal.sarkar6200's picture

Hi,

Its done......cheeky

 

I have use the local ESXi Shell command to update the ESXi server.

I have successfully update the ESXi 5.0 to ESXi 5.0 update 4.

Here, are some of the links that I used for the update of ESXi server for the usage of SR 2013 Recovery Disk(PE 4.0).

Command Line for update:-

http://blogs.vmware.com/vsphere/2012/02/quickest-w...

Step to involve before Update:-

http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/index.jsp?topic=...

Just to add:-

The NIC need to be changed to "e1000" or e1000e". Which I have changed and its done.

I have  simple selected the date of the backed up data and its was through.

 

Thanks.

 

 

Remember, Kowledge & Wisdom always makes a person success.

 

Mrinal Sarkar

Howrah, India