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Guide to install BMW ISIS in VMware 7.01 Created by KahN Ok, these are the steps that worked for my installation. I have some screenshots, but mostly this is a written guide. Sorry for the crappy English but this is not my native language For the Record, this is my computer setup: - Inter i7 920 - 6GB (I know, to low, but I will buy an extra 6GB in a couple weeks) - Gigabyte EX58-UD5 - Intel X25-M 80 GB SSD - 500 GB WD hdd (this is were my ISIS is installed on( - 1.5 TB Samsung ecogreen (this is were I store my BMW installation ISOs and such) To complete your ISIS installation with this guide youll need to have a good basis in IT and ICT understanding. If you are new to VMs, Windows Server and hardware configuration you are probably not going to complete the setup.

So, for the first step youll want to setup your VMware machine. So, do the following: File, new, Virtual Machine Select custom (advanced) Set the hardware compatibility to workstation 6.5-7.0 Select I will install the operating system later Guest operating system will be Microsoft windows o Select furthermore Window Server 2003 Enterprise x64 Edition Give your machine a fancy name and use a location that has at leas 400GB of free space. The best is if you have a spare 500 or bigger disk, just locate it there. This so that you can continue to do stuff on your computer without major hiccups Use number of processors 4, and number per processors 1. o In testing, this seemed to be the fastest Use at least 4 GB of ram, but recommended is 8 GB! This is crucial for a flawless and speedy ISIS installation (this speedy is eventually a contradiction) o Note! Do not assign more than your own internal memory -2GB. For example: If you have 6 GB, assign at max 4GB (like in my case) For the networking just use Bridged Connection. You can also use the host only option, but in that case the VM is not accessible by another computer in your network. Use the LSI Logic SAS Create a new virtual disk IDE!!!! (this is very important) Set the Maximum disk size to 600 GB o You can store the virtual disk as a single file, which is the fastest option. Also you can check the option to allocate the disk space now. This takes a while and may enhance performance Give your virtual disk a fancy name. The file is automatically stored on the location created above And then, FINISH! It should look like this: - JOIN US!!!

Screen 1; VMware overlook

After you have finished the creation of your VM, go to settings. Select display and check the accelerate 3D graphics box. Just leave the rest untouched. Do not! remove the FDD, nor the Sound. The only settings you can change to your liking are on the options tab of this machine. For instance, I have a multiple screen setup (2x 22) and the ISIS runs fullscreen on my second screen. This is automated from the moment the VM starts. This can be done under the option Power, and then check Enter full screen mode So, now you have a fully operational VM that is capable of running BMW ISIS. Now for the next step in this guide: Power on your VM and install the BMW ISIS (ISIS_DVD_2.7.0.31 MOD.iso) dvd you have. Im pretty sure youve all downloaded the DVD provided by Qrius so the least you can do is say thanks to him and pay some respect! Now for the continuation of the BMW ISIS setup. I call this the BMW windows setup - Install a virtual machine like Deamon tools or virtual clone drive - Make shure that the virtual DVD or BD-drive is visible in this computer - Mount the ISIS_DVD_2.7.0.31 MOD.iso, wait an make sure that the iso is mounted correctly o So check if you can access the virtual DVD

AFTER! You have done this and checked the DVD start the VM! o This can take a while since this is the first time the VM is started and all the necessary files have to be created Then the VM starts and loads PXE stuff.. after a few seconds youll get the next screen:

Screen 2; Initial start of ISIS setup

Just press next two times and your ready to go to college. However, If you are like me then youll want to watch what happens during the install. I have not made any screens during this first part of the BMW windows setup, but at least the following should happen o Creation of the C partition o Format of the C partition o Copy of the image to the C partition o Creation and format of the other partitions o Copy of the other VHC files After a while the windows server 2003 R2 enterprise setup should start and youll experience the first other screen - JOIN US!!!

Screen 3; installation of Windows Server R2 Enterprise

After this, the installation continues. Dont panic if the VM restarts a couple of times. This should occur at least one time. If it doesnt; my bad! So, the total installation of the BMW Windows setup takes quite some time. After the installation of windows server R2 enterprise the old installation screen comes back (similar to screen 2). Then the Oracle database is installed and created. This takes some time! Do it looks like nothing is happening, but the creation and installation is still going strong. After a lot! of time (approx 3 4 hours) the BMW Windows setup is finished and will go to the next stage; preparing itself for the BMW ISIS setup part 1. So, this next part is about the BMW Isis setup, which is, just like the BMW Windows setup; pretty boring, since it consists of a lot of WAITING! Many members on this great forum have argued (me also) that youll have to stop all the WSM related services and only enable the WSM manager and Agent to start the BMW ISIS setup, but this is not the right way. Logon to the windows server using the following username and password: - Username: administrator - Password: Jmmssw1nPfdAiRG4+a! If this password doesnt work, use the following password but beware - Password: Password - JOIN US!!!

This means that the installation has not yet been fully finished. This guide assumes that the password is the Jmmssw password and continues from there. First of all Check if there are 3 VMs present in your Virtual Machine Manager. This manager can be found either via start>programs>Microsoft Virtual machine>Virtual machine Manager or via this computer>c:>program files>Virtual machine manager. You should have three VMs created there - VMantares -> 2048 MBs of ram - VMetk -> 1024 MBs of ram - VMScore -> 1024 MBs of ram Now for a good working machine follow this! If you have assigned 8GB to your VM, you are a happy man and can go to the next step. If not, read this instructions: Quickly change the RAM of your VMantares to 1024MB! Press the event viewer button so youll see what the VMM (virtual machine manager) is doing Wait a lot! (this can be up to two hours) Suddenly the VMs start up. This probably not at the same time, but on after another. Make shure all the VMs are started! So check the event viewer if all the VMs can start o In my case the VMetk could not be started due to low memory. This was bull since it had 4 GBs of ram. o Just manually start the VMetk and your ready to go. Next step: Then, during this process look at your VMs via the console manager (this is the rectangle button next to the play button, in the right part of the VMM) o They are probably configuring Oracle and such Just wait again and suddenly your VMware machine will reboot itself! This is good! This means that the three VMs are configured and are ready for installation of ISIS.

Note: I found it handy to accelerate the hardware for the monitor. Go to the settings of your screen. Then press advanced -> tab Trouble -> move the cursor of the hardware acceleration to maximum. This smooths the scrolling and overall feel of the VM! This can be done during the above mentioned operation After the VMware machine has restarted just logon and wait a while (approx 30 min). Then the real deal starts! Go to your web browser and it should directly go to localhost. If not, just type localhost and you should go to the first screen of your ISIS setup. If not, it could be that your WSMmanager is still starting and try again in 1 hour. If this still doesnt come up, then your installation is wrong. Just start the whole process again and go trough this instructions again. Read carefully! Now we proceed with the actual ISIS setup! I have some screens that I have borrowed from the original ISIS installation manual that I will insert in this guide. So, if you started your web browser you have the following screen

Screen 4; first ISIS screen

Select your language and just continue.

Screen 5: username insert

Type your password for the ISIS administration and press next (remember this password well) - JOIN US!!!

Screen 6: Input of the ipadresses

Now youll have to put in the Ipadresses for your machines. Screen six is the actual screenshot from my installation. I assume that in your VMware machine setup has the network bridged. Just put in free addresses that you know are not in use (you can, for instance configure the DHCP in your router to start from xx.xx.xx.50 and so on, so that the addresses you give to ISIS are never conflicting with an other machine). Once you have inserted your ipadresses click continue

Screen 7: informational screen

Read the message, ignore it and press continue

Screen 8; change of IP and restart

When you see screen 8, just close your browser and go to sleep or something. Your VM will restart automatically! Do not shut off the machine by yourself, but this can as always take a lot of time. Now once your VM is restarted wait again about 30 mins. Logon and go to the web browser. The second part of your ISIS installation should start.

Screen 9; first screen after reboot - JOIN US!!!

Choose new Installation and press continue.

Screen 10: ip exclusion

Ok, this is tricky, you can exclude some ip addresses but rather not! If you have configured your Router to start from (for example) xx.xx.xx.50 and the highest ipaddress in your configuration is 24 (see screen 6) than youll have at least 20 free addresses the ISIS DHCP can give to your other machines. Just click continue

Screen 11: DHCP selection

Make shure you have checked the use DHCP box and press continue

Screen 12; select method of updates

Ok, just press the All updates/Informations. Now I dont have screens from the next step thus just read through. Use the offline option and press continue. Fill in some bull in all the fields and press continue. Then a screen comes up with an popup. Except this popup cannot be shown so use the highlighted girder and select allways show popups. The screen then refreshes but comes up to the page you were. Close the popup and press the register later button. During the time of screen 13 (below) you can install the VMware tools. This is a very handy tool for smooth operation of your VMware machine and enables copy and paste from your host computer to your VM. - JOIN US!!!

Screen 13; Part 11 of the installation

It will take some time until screen 13 has finished, just let it flow. Dont! close your browser at this point. But, after a while you will see the next screen

Sreen 14; Isis overview

Eureka! It seems like it has finished! But next the ISTA, ETK and ISPA will go online and they start configuring.

Screen 15; configuring the clients

The ISIS1 has a red dot. Is this bad? Not at all! Since ISIS requires an UPS, but the VMware cannot provide it, this is an error. But the rest of your ISIS1 should work fine (you can check this by selecting ISIS1 and then device details. So, the configuration of the 3 other machines can take some time. They should all go online and you should see a green dot and the OK message. Troubleshoot: If one of your machines keeps changing to offline, configuring, ok, offline, configuring (and so on) Check the IP address it had in the device details section of the faulting machine. They should all have the IP addresses you gave them when you put in the addresses (see screen 6). Probably the faulting machine has got another ipaddress. Just change it to the correct one and youll see your machine coming online in a few minutes. So, to summarize; If all went well you should have ISIS1 With a red dot and the message monitoring powersupply but all the other machines should have a green dot and the OK status! This is my GUIDE to install a BMW ISIS in VMware 7.xx. I hope you liked it and I hope it helped you to complete this initial install of BMW ISIS. The next steps that have to be taken to complete a fully working ISIS are: - ISIS launcher - Itools installation - (installation of ISID, but not necessary) - Installation of ISTA/D - Installation of ISTA/P - Installation of iSSS - JOIN US!!!

Then youll have a fully working ISIS installation. These steps are not covered in this guide but I can make a guide if Im asked for. Thanks for reading! Ok, one other teaser. Once youll have a fully operation ISIS your windows should look like this