4 Replies Latest reply on Jun 11, 2012 1:25 PM by adayton01

    Install fails (Vmware), Install OK (Windows Hyperviser)

    adayton01 Novice

      The specific issue at hand is as follows: PREFACE: THIS IS FOR LIMITED IN-HOUSE HANDS ON TRAINING ONLY. HARDWARE: Intel motherboard DG45FC, 4 Gig Ram, (ICH10 this issue was resolved by Intel) has ALL required hardware level virtual capabilities and they are turned on in bios. PLEASE DO NOT HAUL OUT YOUR HCL LIST ! ! ! Attempting to install vmware on this m/b evokes a "FATAL ERROR" from the linux based front end loader. We are convinced from our background and experience that the loader is in need of a switch on the command line option to preload the disk subsystem or some other such hardware device so that the install will continue. The flaw is in the INSTALLER, not the hardware capabilities. P.S. We have tested this SAME hardware with Windows Hypervisor using Windows 2008 Server 64 Bit (FULL and CORE) and loaded up two virtual servers/operating systems on top of this (including Exchange Server 2007). This performs flawlessly for our limited training and testing purposes. PLEASE...We want VMWARE!!! Phone 631-928-2424 partner@adayton.com Third-party tracking number partner ID: 2048829

        • 1. Re: Install fails (Vmware), Install OK (Windows Hyperviser)
          schepp Virtuoso
          User ModeratorsvExpert

          You are sill trying to install a vSphere on hardware on which you were unable to install ESX 3.5 back in 2009?

           

          You didn't mention which VMware product you are trying to install now, but I guess ESXi 5?

           

          Texiwill told you 3 years ago, your hardware is not supported by ESXi.

           

           

          Regards

          • 2. Re: Install fails (Vmware), Install OK (Windows Hyperviser)
            adayton01 Novice

            I simply need ESX or other Vmware solution to provide simple hands on training/testing of virtual server hosting so that

             

            we may forge ahead with training/testing without dropping a bundle on unnecessary hardware purchases

             

            when this hardware should have NO PROBLEM PERFORMING.

             

            The "Test my Hardware" for compatibility module from Vmware indicated NO ISSUE when run on this

             

            hardware. The Windows Hyperviser works fine........What big dark secret does windows have over the far supperior VMWARE?????

             

            I find it very hard to believe that Windows support for install issues is better than Vmware's

             

            This is not an archane archaic ancient piece of OLD hardware.....

             

            It should work just FINE if the INSTALLER programmers would just put a little more HEART and effort in the issue.

             

            If such is beyond their interest then in the alternative is there a

             


            VMWARE"Management" module that will run on a TYPICAL Windows X86 machine

             

            under Windows 7 O/S that can access an ESX  Vmware "test site" for educational purposes???

             

            Regards,

             

            Alfred Dayton

            Dayton Realtime Equipment Company

            partner@adayton.com

            631-928-2424

            • 3. Re: Install fails (Vmware), Install OK (Windows Hyperviser)
              schepp Virtuoso
              User ModeratorsvExpert

              adayton01 wrote:

               

               

              when this hardware should have NO PROBLEM PERFORMING.

               

              Don't having the drivers for the hardware should be a problem I think.

               

              The Windows Hyperviser works fine........What big dark secret does windows have over the far supperior VMWARE?????

               

              I find it very hard to believe that Windows support for install issues is better than Vmware's

               

              The secret is: Windows comes with Desktop PC drivers. VMware vSphere is intented for installation on server hardware.

               

               

               

              As a workaround, you can install VMware Workstation on a Windows 7 PC and install ESXi as a VM in Workstation if you want to test ESXi features.

               

              Regards

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              • 4. Re: Install fails (Vmware), Install OK (Windows Hyperviser)
                adayton01 Novice

                Thank you Tim,

                 

                    First, as I anticipated, the Installer programmers could without great difficulty include " DESKTOP drivers " for

                 

                the myriad multitudes of partners and curious potential End user CUSTOMERS to test / train / practice with.....

                 

                Second, THANK YOU for at least offering the alternate possibility of using Workstation on top of Windows 7.

                 

                I shall attempt that straight away and see if there are enough resources left over to load ESX .

                 

                Resources needed = Windows 7 O/S, PLUS Vmware Workstation, PLUS ESX Vsphere, PLUS one VM instance

                 

                of Windows 2008 Server Full version.......Hmmmmm......

                 

                Will give it a try and let you know.  :-)

                 


                For entry level test and training purposes however it would be far more powerfull a marketing tool for

                 

                Vmware to supply "Desktop" drivers in a " LIMITED EDITION " Installer.

                 

                Thank you again for your workstation pointer.

                 

                Regards,

                 

                Alfred Dayton

                Dayton Reaqltime Equipment Company

                partner@adayton.com

                631-928-2424