MaximStork
Contributor
Contributor

ESXi 5.0 Compatibility with Workstation

Hello!

how can i find out which VMWare Workstation Versions run on my ESXi 5.0?

On VMware Product Interoperability Matrixes i can select a ESXi Platform, but not Workstation as a Solution.

Thank you for your help.

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vfk
Expert
Expert

Hello,

When you are running ESXi 5 inside VMware Workstation, this is a nested virtualisation, and it is purely used to lab and learning, the listing on the VMware Product Interoperability Matrixes website is for running production systems.  You will not find VMware Workstation listed.

VMware Workstation will run any version of recent ESXi, as this is a nested virtualisation, you can install VMware Tools for ESXi VMware Tools for Nested ESXi – VMware Labs

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a_p_
Leadership
Leadership

Welcome to the Community,

for information about nested virtualization see Running Nested VMs for details.

André

PS: Discussion moved from VMware ESXi 5 to Nested Virtualization

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