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VMware ESXi: Rimuovere floppy dalle VM

Gianni Ricca VMware 22 June 2022

Nonostante non compaia nelle periferiche, alcune VM continuano a mostrare l'unità Floppy A: connessa.

Accedere in SSH su uno degli ESXi a caso
Recarsi nella cartella della VM
Ad esempio

cd /vmfs/volumes/open-e DSS7/BUSE005 – Area 51/

Spegnere la VM in questione
Con vi editare il file VMX (l'edit funziona solo con VM spenta):

vi BUSE005 – Area 51.vmx

Posizionarsi e rimuovere SOLO le tre righe (in vi la sequenza è dd "due volte il tasto d")

floppy0.startConnected = "FALSE"
floppy0.clientDevice = "TRUE"
floppy0.fileName = "vmware-null-remote-floppy"

ed al posto aggiungere la riga (in vi premere i "insert" e poi incollare)

floppy0.present = "FALSE"

In vi per salvare ed uscire premere
ESC 1 volta
Digitare :wq!

In vi per uscire senza salvare
ESC 1 volta
Digitare :q!

Ora si puo' riaccendere la VM e sarà senza floppy.

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