Downloaded the latest Cisco UCS emulator 2.0 for my Mac today but, as you can see, it is VMware format. My preferred desktop emulator is Parallels because I feel it works faster and better. It’s certainly more MAC-ish than VMware Desktop 3.
No problem, I say. Parallels Desktop can convert those files and I’ll be running in a jiffy.
Sigh. Parallels Desktop doesn’t like the brackets in the system name. I’m hoping that someone from Cisco sees this and can help solve this problem.
People really should stick to 7-bit ASCII text when naming files. It causes problems like this all the time.
PS: I’d log a TAC case but I my CCO ID is not linked to a current service contract so I have no way of logging problems with Cisco. I work for several major institutions but getting a CCO ID added to a service contract is so difficult. This process involves so much paperwork and time wastage that it’s restricted to just a few operational people.
UPDATE – FIXED
Thomas Christory pointed out that I could edit the files manually. I didn’t think of doing this and so I edited the displayName like so.
This lets Parallels open and convert the VMware image. So, I’m getting a bit hopeful. However, looks like the Linux hardware transfer hasn’t been successful.
This looks something like a problem mounting drives that I can’t be bothered looking into right now. I not much interested in dicking around with Linux these days – too much effort for too little reward.