10 Replies Latest reply on Jan 20, 2013 3:14 AM by julienvs

    VMware ESXi 5.1 can run Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 VMs too, nice!

    pbraren Hot Shot
    VMware EmployeesvExpert

      I've created a detailed step-by-step instructions (with screenshots and video) using all GA level code over here:

      http://tinkertry.com/esxi-5-1-running-hyper-v-server-2012

      using the "Core" version of the new Hyper-V, using tips and ideas from these forums and other sites about previous beta tests.

       

      Here's the gist:

       

      • Create a "Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (64-bit)" VM, using Typical Configuration
      • right-click the new VM and Upgrade Virtual Hardware to Version 9
      • tweak the VMX, adding these 4 lines:

      mce.enable = TRUE

      hypervisor.cpuid.v0 = FALSE
      featMask.vm.hv.capable = “Min:1″
      vhv.enable = TRUE

      • be sure it's assigned to a network where the vSwitch has Promiscuous Mode set to Accept
      • power up the new Hyper-V VM
      • perform typical install and configure of Hyper-V, hard-code IP if you'd like, create an Admin  username/password that matches a client system
      • create a Windows 8 "client" VM, since Hyper-V Manager takes just a few seconds to add
      • fix COM Security on that client system
      • use that VM's Hyper-V Manager to connect to Hyper-V, then...
      • create a Hyper-V hosted Virtual Machine, connect to it, and turn it on to test

       

      I'm eager for any suggestions or alternative methods, but for now, this was the only way I could get it working in my own lab, figured others might want to try to replicate this excercise.