Did a clean install Windows 2008 Rc2 Updates and Virus scan software (sophis)
Then installed Vm-Workstation 7.
reboot then tryed to startup a Machine
made a new machine
No luck. error ..
tryed it under Win7 64 bits also clean install
Suspect it has somting to do With i7 Xeon
Are there many changes between Vm-ware 6.5 and Vm-ware 7
How des CPU handeling takes place ?
is the QPI the cause ?
Been waiting for a moth now.
but oke. Got a mail from vm-ware to test the pre- relase of vm-ware 7
Then got mail final vw-ware 7 is out.
But will wait.
today spend about 4 hours again trying to find a solution for it.
but will not give up
thx for help.
posting here was mine last option.
Am VCP so should be able to figure it out a bit.
For VMware Workstation 7, the Intel Server CPU X55xx only works with build 169612 and earlier...
For later build number, you have to use Stepping D0 of the Intel Server CPU X55xx
For that 169612 version I find works fine in most case,
and you can use later license number to keep it runs - till you change your CPU to formal release one.
Hope this help.
Happy ThanksGiving Day!
Just a remind that 169612 might have problem when try to install Virtual Machine for Server 2008 R2
Try to set it as Windows 7 and actuallty try to install Server 2008 R2 ISO or CD
The other trick is try to create the virtual machine on another comptuer that works fine
then run the virtual machine on you X5500 CUP computer - that will resolve a mumber of installation difficult.
When you get an D0 stepping X55xx CUP, all those problems are gone.
I have the ASUS Z8NA-D6 Motherboard and 2x Engineering sample processors and getting the exact same fault on both VM Ware Player and VM Ware Workstation.
Attempted an install of ESXi Server 4.0 and it Pink Screens before i get to install with same Error
on VMware player i get
Im thinks its VMware not liking the CPU's but i will attempt with some non ES CPU this week.