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Unable to boot TrueNAS 12 beta in VMWare Workstation when configured to use a physical disk. Reproducible?

Stilez

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I don't know if this is a VMWare issue, a FreeBSD issue, or if it was present in 11.3 as well.

Configuration:

Asus WS X299 series motherboard latest bios i9-10980xe CPU​
9211-8i HBA flashed latest with attached 10TB SAS3 HDD confirmed working​
Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe 3 x4 M-key in a PCIE slot, also confirmed working​
Intel NVMe SSD system disk​
Windows 10 clean install up to date​
VMWare workstation 15.5.6 latest clean installed​
Scenario:

As usual, I created a new VM with a viurtual disk for the OS, and installed TrueNAS 12 beta on it. No issues, smooth as anything

I then added the physical disk, to let the VM have a full physical disk to use as a data pool. But it didn't matter whether I tried the 10TB SAS3 disk, or the 1TB NVMe disk, I got a fatal boot-time error. I cleaned the drive in DISKPART, I deleted the partitioning, I repartitioned RAW in Windows (no drive letter or disk format), I allocated partitions or entire raw drive in VMWare, added as a HDD or a "generic SCSI device",

... it didn't matter what I did, it hit a fatal error halfway through the FreeBSD boot sequence and the boot aborted and killed the VM.

Can anyone check if this is reproducible? Screenshot and VMWare log below, error lines emphasised. if it should be reported, who should it be reported to?:

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2020-07-09T01:16:06.789+01:00| vmui| I005: DEVCREAT: Found a device: \\.\PhysicalDrive1
2020-07-09T01:16:06.789+01:00| vmui| I005: OBJLIB-FILEBE : FileBEIoctl: ioctl operation failed on '\\.\PhysicalDrive1' : The request is not supported (3276802)
2020-07-09T01:16:06.789+01:00| vmui| I005: HOSTDISK-WIN32: Facts: Cap=2000409264 Phys C/H/S=124519/255/63 BIOS C/H/S=124519/255/63 Adap=SCSI
2020-07-09T01:16:06.789+01:00| vmui| I005: DEVCREAT: PartitionTables : 1
2020-07-09T01:16:06.789+01:00| vmui| I005: DEVCREAT: At 0

2020-07-09T01:16:06.790+01:00| vmui| I005: VMHSGetDataFileKey: Could not get the dataFileKey from VMDB
2020-07-09T01:16:06.825+01:00| vmui| I005: CMksCtl::LayoutGuestWindow: Render normal window.
2020-07-09T01:16:06.825+01:00| vmui| I005: CMksCtl::LayoutGuestWindow: Source: 1024x768 @ 0,0 Target: 1024x768 @ 0,0.
2020-07-09T01:16:07.337+01:00| vmui| I005: VMHSGetDataFileKey: Could not get the dataFileKey from VMDB
2020-07-09T01:16:07.337+01:00| vmui| I005: DEVCREAT: Found a device: \\.\PhysicalDrive1
2020-07-09T01:16:07.337+01:00| vmui| I005: OBJLIB-FILEBE : FileBEIoctl: ioctl operation failed on '\\.\PhysicalDrive1' : The request is not supported (3276802)
2020-07-09T01:16:07.338+01:00| vmui| I005: HOSTDISK-WIN32: Facts: Cap=2000409264 Phys C/H/S=124519/255/63 BIOS C/H/S=124519/255/63 Adap=SCSI
2020-07-09T01:16:07.338+01:00| vmui| I005: DEVCREAT: PartitionTables : 1
2020-07-09T01:16:07.338+01:00| vmui| I005: DEVCREAT: At 0

2020-07-09T01:16:07.338+01:00| vmui| I005: VMHSGetDataFileKey: Could not get the dataFileKey from VMDB
2020-07-09T01:16:07.352+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Fetching repository index from https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/index.xml
2020-07-09T01:16:07.352+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/index.xml.
2020-07-09T01:16:07.639+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Fetching vendor index for VMW from https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/vmrc-linux.xml
2020-07-09T01:16:07.639+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/vmrc-linux.xml.
2020-07-09T01:16:07.639+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Fetching vendor index for VMW from https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/player-linux.xml
2020-07-09T01:16:07.640+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Fetching vendor index for VMW from https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/vmrc-windows.xml
2020-07-09T01:16:07.640+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Fetching vendor index for VMW from https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/player-windows.xml
2020-07-09T01:16:07.640+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Fetching vendor index for VMW from https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/vmrc-macos.xml
2020-07-09T01:16:07.640+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Fetching vendor index for VMW from https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/fusion.xml
2020-07-09T01:16:07.641+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Fetching vendor index for VMW from https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws-linux.xml
2020-07-09T01:16:07.641+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Fetching vendor index for VMW from https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws-windows.xml
2020-07-09T01:16:07.667+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/player-linux.xml.
2020-07-09T01:16:07.700+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/vmrc-windows.xml.
2020-07-09T01:16:07.727+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/player-windows.xml.
2020-07-09T01:16:07.761+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/vmrc-macos.xml.
2020-07-09T01:16:07.789+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/fusion.xml.
2020-07-09T01:16:07.822+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws-linux.xml.
2020-07-09T01:16:07.856+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws-windows.xml.
2020-07-09T01:16:07.889+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws/14.1.6/12368378/windows/core/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:07.945+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/c...1.7/12989993/windows/packages/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:07.981+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws/15.5.0/14665864/windows/core/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:08.077+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/c...0.3/12422535/windows/packages/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:08.111+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws/12.5.3/5115892/windows/core/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:08.144+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws/12.5.8/7098237/windows/packages/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:08.176+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws/15.1.0/13591040/windows/core/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:08.203+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws/12.5.5/5234757/windows/packages/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:08.251+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws/12.5.9/7535481/windows/packages/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:08.286+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws/14.1.0/7370693/windows/core/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:08.313+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws/15.0.0/10134415/windows/core/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:08.345+01:00| vmui| E002: CDS error: No description for bulletin 2d735280-8f9e-4223-9a5f-a1316fcbcfce
2020-07-09T01:16:08.345+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/c...5.0/14665864/windows/packages/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:08.375+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws/12.5.8/7098237/windows/core/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:08.408+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/c...5.2/15785246/windows/packages/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:08.440+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws/12.1.0/3272444/windows/core/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:08.466+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws/12.5.1/4542065/windows/packages/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:08.496+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws/14.1.3/9474260/windows/packages/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:08.528+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws/15.5.2/15785246/windows/core/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:08.654+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/c...1.0/13591040/windows/packages/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:08.687+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/c...5.6/16341506/windows/packages/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:08.719+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws/12.1.0/3272444/windows/packages/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:08.752+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws/14.1.8/14921873/windows/core/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:08.783+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws/14.1.1/7528167/windows/core/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:08.814+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws/12.5.4/5192485/windows/core/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:08.847+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws/14.0.0/6661328/windows/packages/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:08.877+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws/12.5.2/4638234/windows/core/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:08.905+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws/14.1.7/12989993/windows/core/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:08.935+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws/12.0.1/3160714/windows/core/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:08.965+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws/12.5.4/5192485/windows/packages/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:08.999+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/c...1.5/10950780/windows/packages/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:09.031+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws/14.1.3/9474260/windows/core/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:09.059+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws/12.0.0/2985596/windows/packages/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:09.090+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws/12.5.3/5115892/windows/packages/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:09.120+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws/12.1.1/3770994/windows/packages/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:09.151+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws/14.0.0/6661328/windows/core/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:09.181+01:00| vmui| E002: CDS error: No description for bulletin b08c8cf1-6949-4072-83d7-a3d95533d897
2020-07-09T01:16:09.181+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws/12.0.1/3160714/windows/packages/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:09.215+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws/14.1.4/10722678/windows/core/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:09.244+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws/12.5.2/4638234/windows/packages/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:09.275+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws/14.1.1/7528167/windows/packages/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:09.310+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws/14.1.0/7370693/windows/packages/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:09.341+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws/12.5.7/5813279/windows/core/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:09.371+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws/14.1.2/8497320/windows/packages/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:09.402+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/c...0.4/12990004/windows/packages/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:09.433+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/c...0.0/10134415/windows/packages/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:09.465+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/c...5.1/15018445/windows/packages/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:09.499+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws/15.0.3/12422535/windows/core/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:09.531+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws/15.5.1/15018445/windows/core/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:09.637+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws/12.5.6/5528349/windows/packages/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:09.670+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/info-only/ws-windows/8.0.0/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:09.869+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws/12.5.7/5813279/windows/packages/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:09.901+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws/12.5.0/4352439/windows/packages/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:09.935+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws/12.1.1/3770994/windows/core/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:09.968+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/c...0.2/10952284/windows/packages/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:10.002+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws/15.5.6/16341506/windows/core/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:10.067+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws/14.1.5/10950780/windows/core/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:10.096+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws/15.5.5/16285975/windows/core/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:10.162+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws/15.0.2/10952284/windows/core/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:10.192+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/c...5.5/16285975/windows/packages/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:10.226+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/c...0.1/10737736/windows/packages/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:10.261+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws/14.1.2/8497320/windows/core/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:10.291+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/c...1.6/12368378/windows/packages/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:10.326+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws/12.5.5/5234757/windows/core/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:10.353+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/c...1.8/14921873/windows/packages/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:10.387+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws/12.5.9/7535481/windows/core/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:10.416+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws/15.0.4/12990004/windows/core/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:10.444+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws/12.5.0/4352439/windows/core/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:10.562+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/c...1.4/10722678/windows/packages/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:10.593+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws/12.0.0/2985596/windows/core/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:10.620+01:00| vmui| E002: CDS error: No description for bulletin 13e24cd8-f8f0-46d3-b2d7-7eeecfc2e415
2020-07-09T01:16:10.620+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws/12.5.6/5528349/windows/core/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:10.649+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws/15.0.1/10737736/windows/core/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:10.676+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Using NONE proxy (null):0 for https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/ws/12.5.1/4542065/windows/core/metadata.xml.gz.
2020-07-09T01:16:10.707+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Change client state to CDS_SUCCESS, 288 bulletins available
2020-07-09T01:16:10.707+01:00| vmui| I005: cui::ComponentMgrCDS::RefreshComponentListWithDefaults: CDS_UNKNOWN_PRODUCT_ERROR for product player-linux
2020-07-09T01:16:10.707+01:00| vmui| I005: Win32U_GetFileAttributes: GetFileAttributesExW("C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\darwin.iso", ...) failed, error: 2
2020-07-09T01:16:10.707+01:00| vmui| I005: Win32U_GetFileAttributes: GetFileAttributesExW("C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\darwinPre15.iso", ...) failed, error: 2
2020-07-09T01:16:10.707+01:00| vmui| I005: Win32U_GetFileAttributes: GetFileAttributesExW("C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\freebsd.iso", ...) failed, error: 2
2020-07-09T01:16:10.710+01:00| vmui| I005: cui::ComponentMgrCDS::RefreshComponentListWithDefaults: CDS_UNKNOWN_PRODUCT_ERROR for product ws-linux
2020-07-09T01:16:10.710+01:00| vmui| W003: cui::ComponentMgrCDS::RefreshComponentListWithDefaults: Install database empty! Overriding install state of ws-windows
2020-07-09T01:16:10.710+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Cds_SearchBulletins: Searching for product=(all) version=(latest) build=0
2020-07-09T01:16:10.713+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: CdsUtil_QueryMsiByProductCode: {0147BD85-9983-40F9-8E81-29DA16EB7748} is unknown in the MSI database.
2020-07-09T01:16:10.713+01:00| vmui| W003: cui::ComponentMgrCDS::RecordBulletin: Install database empty! Overriding install state of ws-windows to "Same version installed"
2020-07-09T01:16:10.713+01:00| vmui| I005: Win32U_GetFileAttributes: GetFileAttributesExW("C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\freebsd.iso", ...) failed, error: 2
2020-07-09T01:16:10.714+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Cds_SearchBulletins: Searching for product=(all) version=(latest) build=0
2020-07-09T01:16:10.714+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Cds_SearchBulletins: Searching for product=(all) version=(all) build=16341506
2020-07-09T01:16:10.714+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Cds_SearchBulletins: Searching for product=(all) version=(all) build=16341506

2020-07-09T01:16:10.715+01:00| vmui| I005: cui::ComponentMgrCDS::RefreshComponentListWithDefaults: CDS_UNKNOWN_PRODUCT_ERROR for product player-linux
2020-07-09T01:16:10.715+01:00| vmui| I005: Win32U_GetFileAttributes: GetFileAttributesExW("C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\darwin.iso", ...) failed, error: 2
2020-07-09T01:16:10.715+01:00| vmui| I005: Win32U_GetFileAttributes: GetFileAttributesExW("C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\darwinPre15.iso", ...) failed, error: 2
2020-07-09T01:16:10.715+01:00| vmui| I005: Win32U_GetFileAttributes: GetFileAttributesExW("C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\freebsd.iso", ...) failed, error: 2
2020-07-09T01:16:10.718+01:00| vmui| I005: cui::ComponentMgrCDS::RefreshComponentListWithDefaults: CDS_UNKNOWN_PRODUCT_ERROR for product ws-linux
2020-07-09T01:16:10.718+01:00| vmui| W003: cui::ComponentMgrCDS::RefreshComponentListWithDefaults: Install database empty! Overriding install state of ws-windows
2020-07-09T01:16:10.718+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Cds_SearchBulletins: Searching for product=(all) version=(latest) build=0
2020-07-09T01:16:10.721+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: CdsUtil_QueryMsiByProductCode: {0147BD85-9983-40F9-8E81-29DA16EB7748} is unknown in the MSI database.
2020-07-09T01:16:10.721+01:00| vmui| W003: cui::ComponentMgrCDS::RecordBulletin: Install database empty! Overriding install state of ws-windows to "Same version installed"
2020-07-09T01:16:10.721+01:00| vmui| I005: Win32U_GetFileAttributes: GetFileAttributesExW("C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\freebsd.iso", ...) failed, error: 2
2020-07-09T01:16:10.721+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Cds_SearchBulletins: Searching for product=(all) version=(latest) build=0
2020-07-09T01:16:10.722+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Cds_SearchBulletins: Searching for product=(all) version=(all) build=16341506
2020-07-09T01:16:10.722+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Cds_SearchBulletins: Searching for product=(all) version=(all) build=16341506
2020-07-09T01:16:10.723+01:00| vmui| I005: CDS: Cds_SearchBulletins: Searching for product=tools-freebsd version=(all) build=16341506
2020-07-09T01:16:10.723+01:00| vmui| I005: cui::DownloadMgr::FetchComponents: Requested non-installed component but no update is available. Are you sure you're using the right update repository?
2020-07-09T01:16:19.742+01:00| vmui| I005: DlgUI: The firmware encountered an unexpected exception. The virtual machine cannot boot.
 
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Why aren't you passing through the HBA, instead of just the single disk?
 

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Why aren't you passing through the HBA, instead of just the single disk?
1) for the 10TB it never occurred to me - why pass the entire HBA of 8 disks when I only want one of them in the test VM of TrueNAS 12? Unless there's a known issue that you can't use an individual physical disk whatever the GUI says about it?
2) the NVMe drive is directly plugged into a PCIE slot and there isn't an HBA involved.
 

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For the NVMe disk, there isn't any reason (bar some weird bug) not to pass-through the PCIe device.

As for the HBA, that is also the "correct" approach, I the sense that it is what works best and is least likely to eat your data.
 

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For the NVMe disk, there isn't any reason (bar some weird bug) not to pass-through the PCIe device.
AFAIK mvmware workstation doesn't let you pass through a specific PCIE device as such. Just specific disks, or types of devices. Not an entire arbitrary PCIE slot itself. I'll recheck that, but that's my understanding. ESXi does, but the type 2 hypervisor they do, doesn't?
 

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I wasn't even thinking about that, but now that you mention it, it's a very odd setup. Is this just for some testing?
 

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I wasn't even thinking about that, but now that you mention it, it's a very odd setup. Is this just for some testing?
Yep. I want to test some things involving VMware on windows and new capabilities in 12-BETA.... but backed by FreeNAS/TrueNAS, or at least by ZFS if not the full install.

ZFS for windows isnt totally clear if its solid and bhyve doesnt do nested hypervisors so instead I figured if I can't run what I need inside a FreeNAS/TrueNAS VM, maybe I can run FreeNAS in a 2nd "parallel" VM instead of "above" or "below" Windows. (The VMWare virtual network switch allows 2 VMs to share data at ~ 5 Gbits/sec which is more than I need.

Also its useful to be able to run * NAS in a VM, sometimes, anyway.
 

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AFAIK mvmware workstation doesn't let you pass through a specific PCIE device as such.
Yup this. I'd expect FreeNAS / TrueNAS to not work in VMWare workstation (or Virtualbox or Hyper-V on Win10 or any other hypervisor without IOMMU and VT-d), and if it can be gotten to work, to not be reliable.
 

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Yup this. I'd expect FreeNAS / TrueNAS to not work in VMWare workstation (or Virtualbox or Hyper-V on Win10 or any other hypervisor without IOMMU and VT-d), and if it can be gotten to work, to not be reliable.
I have been running FreeNAS in VMware Fusion on the Mac without problems for testing. I thought Fusion and Workstation had essentially the same features?

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Patrick
 
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