I have restarted the laptop multiple times after I enabled VT. I have verified that VT is still showing as enabled in the BIOS.
I was thinking that selecting "Save Changes and Exit" from the menu in the BIOS would enable VT. Well...a power off did the trick!
10 Virtual Points to Oreeh! Thanks for the help...
I had issues getting any of this to work (see earlier postings) kept getting problems on power up of the ESX. Main things I found are that 1GB allocation of memory for ESX is essential (this is what finally got it working for me) and a dual core VT processor seems to help. Just mentioning the memory are there seems to be a lot of focus on processor type in many of the posts.
Out of curiosity does anyone have any specs/info on getting this to work with AMD? I have a dual core 3800, I know i cant set numvcpus =2 because the o/s only sees \*one* processor and tells me it wont be able to boot.
BTW - www.xtravirt.com has a pdf walkthru on how to do this successfully but again only seems to work with Intel \*or* dual cpus.
just wanted to confirm that you can run VMserver 103 inside a WS 6 VM too.
You just need
monitor_control.restrict_backdoor = "true"
monitor_control.vt = "true"
VMware on a notebook http://sanbarrow.com/img/allinone.jpg
Yes you should be able to, I did it once whilst testing it out.. The screenshot shows the VM to be 5.5.3, best to be 6 specification, but not sure it is an absolute requirement.
Terry, since you already have a server class machine be it an old DL360G1, you will be better off installing VI3 directly onto the tin instead of running it in Windows and installing Workstation.
Just add another 2 GB of memory and you will be able to run quite a few VM's and test all the options you mentioned in your post. The only thing you will not be able to do is the VMotion unless you got yourself another DL360G1.
The fact that it took ages to load up is because although you have 2x CPU's on the old DL360G1 they are probably the P3 1GHz and there is no VT support.
For those interested, I have a full VMware Virtual Infrastructure (ESX 3 plus VC 2 plus multiple VMs) running inside of Fusion on my MacBook Pro.
I've written up a walkthrough on the process and have posted it (part I of II) to my blog. Although performance of the Virtual Virtual Machines leaves a bit to be desired, the performance of ESX 3 and VC 2 without running VMs is quite acceptable, especially for testing and configuration purposes.
VMware Virtual Infrastructure on a MacBook Pro: Part I
Why do you use virtualHW.version = 4 instead of 6 ?
Actually, my choice of virtual hw ver 4 was likely inspired by Xtravirt's Whitepaper, which was my basis for beginning this project. IIRC, I had a couple of glitches on my first run through the process that were eliminated by rolling back the virtual hardware version. Sorry I can't be more specific. :-\
I'll be posting Part II RSN, and I made some slight changes to the environment in order to overcome a couple of storage and performance issues. Check back soon!
I doubt if any whitepaper suggesting to use hwversion 4 is worth reading.
Actually they use the ESX compatibility option, which forces the correct SCSI adapter, but I agree best of using full WS6 compatible options. FWIW, I have always used these settings to make ESX work, since the time I originally got it booting and running a guest. Works for WS6/ACE2/Fusion1:
deploymentPlatform = "windows"
displayName = "ESX301"
ethernet0.addressType = "generated"
ethernet0.connectionType = "hostonly"
ethernet0.generatedAddress = "00:0c:29:31:7e:36"
ethernet0.generatedAddressOffset = "0"
ethernet0.pciSlotNumber = "32"
ethernet0.present = "TRUE"
ethernet0.virtualDev = "e1000"
ethernet0.wakeOnPcktRcv = "FALSE"
floppy0.autodetect = "TRUE"
floppy0.fileName = "A:"
floppy0.startConnected = "FALSE"
guestOS = "other"
ide0:0.fileName = "ESX.vmdk"
ide0:0.present = "FALSE"
ide0:0.redo = ""
ide1:0.autodetect = "TRUE"
ide1:0.deviceType = "cdrom-raw"
ide1:0.fileName = "auto detect"
ide1:0.present = "TRUE"
isolation.tools.hgfs.disable = "TRUE"
memsize = "1024"
mks.keyboardFilter = "allow"
monitor_control.restrict_backdoor = TRUE
monitor_control.vt32 = TRUE
numvcpus = "2"
nvram = "ESX.nvram"
pciBridge0.pciSlotNumber = "17"
pciBridge0.present = "TRUE"
scsi0.pciSlotNumber = "16"
scsi0.present = "TRUE"
scsi0:0.fileName = "ESX-000001.vmdk"
scsi0:0.present = "TRUE"
scsi0:0.redo = ""
scsi0.virtualDev = "lsilogic"
sound.autodetect = "TRUE"
sound.fileName = "-1"
sound.present = "FALSE"
tools.upgrade.policy = "useGlobal"
uuid.bios = "56 4d 89 4e 92 48 ba ba-54 18 f0 43 c9 31 7e 36"
uuid.location = "56 4d 35 34 c8 c1 8d 7f-8c 63 6e e6 8a 6b ca 05"
virtualHW.productCompatibility = "hosted"
virtualHW.version = "6"[/code]