emmalj
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Installation of VM in ESXi

Good Morning All

I am desperatly needing some assistance, as im at wits end with it all at the moment. :smileyconfused:

I have VMWare EXSi 5.0 - we are trying to create a new VM we have got so far now we are trying to install the OS on this VM but we are getting this error

"Unsuppoted Model - Installation not available"

the software we are trying to install is Windows Server 2008 R2 64bit - have tried almost everything and believe we may be just missing something.

Any ideas would be great

Many thanks in advance

Emma

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MauroBonder
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Hello and Welcome.

VT technology of processor its enable on bios ?

This Hardware is compatible with HCL ? www.vmware.com/go/hcl

GL

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emmalj
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Hi,

thanks for getting in touch. Yes VT is enabled in BIOS and all of the hardware/software is compatible

............forgot to mention what i am trying to install is Hp SmartStart CD

Emma

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karmacoma01
Contributor
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hm, Hp SmartStart CD looks like it´ts intended to be installed on a specific hardware. Like HP in this case.

That is probably impossible to install in a vm.

Installing from a regular OEM media or iso from microsoft would work.

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prince1121
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Hi

please boot  directly from windos medai , if done downlaod new smart cd from website.

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