addieinarsson
Contributor
Contributor

Windows Server 2012 R2 on ESXi 5.5

Jump to solution

As I understand it, Windows Server 2012 R2 is fully supported as a VM on ESXi 5.5 hosts but when I go to create a new VM the latest OS I see in the list is 2012. Am I missing something?

0 Kudos
1 Solution

Accepted Solutions
Bunty11
Hot Shot
Hot Shot

Yes... you can create win 2012 vm. Just select the latest OS available in the list.

May be Win 2008 ....

View solution in original post

0 Kudos
5 Replies
Anjani_Kumar
Commander
Commander

2012 R2 is not listed in New vm entry yet. but it will support on 2012 R2 as well. So you can continue creating the vm with 2012 ..

Thanks.

Anjani

Please consider marking this answer "correct" or "helpful" if you found it useful. Anjani Kumar | VMware vExpert 2014-2015-2016 | Infrastructure Specialist Twitter : @anjaniyadav85 Website : http://www.Vmwareminds.com
0 Kudos
Bunty11
Hot Shot
Hot Shot

Yes... you can create win 2012 vm. Just select the latest OS available in the list.

May be Win 2008 ....

0 Kudos
john23
Commander
Commander

If Guest support guide support R2, it will work , select windows 2012.

Thanks -A Read my blogs: www.openwriteup.com
0 Kudos
yezdi
Virtuoso
Virtuoso

2012R2 is fully supported in vSphere 5.5. As you can see in the post the announcment came on 17-10-2013 which is after the vSphere 5.5 release on 2013-09-22. That is the reason we dont see 2012R2 in the GOS list in vSphere client.


However since its supported you can safely go ahead with the option 'Windows 2012'. It will work.

http://blogs.vmware.com/guestosguide/2013/10/windows-server-2012-r2.html

0 Kudos
admin
Immortal
Immortal

please see this yutube video to install windows 2012 R2 on ESX 5.5

Installing Windows Server 2012 R2 on ESXi - YouTube

0 Kudos