I am trying to install Windows server 2012 RC version as guest OS on ESXi 5 Update1. The VM doesnt comes up after booting, and is just stuck.
I am seeing lot of comments floating around like "I was able to install 2012 RC on ESXi 5 Update 1. Instead of selecting OS as Windows 8 64 bit, you need to select Windows Server 2008 R2 64bit while installing 2012 64bit RC."
Is this valid deployment? How can I successfully install Windows server 2012 RC version as guest OS on ESXi 5 Update1.
Any help appreciated.
Not, its not a supported guest, but you should be able to get it to run ok. This kb article referencing windows 8 may be of use: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=200685...
The KB says Windows 8, is listed as Tech Preview support for ESXi 5.0 Update 1.
It also mentions that we need to select Create a new virtual machine configured for either Windows 7 or Windows 2008 R2.
So I guess this is supported.
Am I right?