Unable to PXE boot a VMware version 6.0 guest machine

  • 3786026
  • 24-Dec-2007
  • 30-Apr-2012

Environment

Novell ZENworks 6.5 Desktop Management Support Pack 2 - ZDM6.5 SP2
Novell ZENworks 7 Desktop Management Support Pack 1 - ZDM7 SP1
Novell ZENworks 7 Desktop Management Support Pack 1 - ZDM7 SP1 PreBoot Services (PXE)
Novell ZENworks 7 Desktop Management Support Pack 1 - ZDM7 SP1 Imaging
VMware 6.0 Workstation

Situation

Unable to PXE boot a VMware 6.0 guest workstation.
 
PXE is not working with VMware 6.0 workstation version.

Resolution

Fixed with VMWare 6.0.1 version of the product.
 
Workaround:
 
If ZDM 7 SP1 is installed on a Linux server then the VM workstation will PXE boot.

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