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Vmware ESXI within Hyper-v (server 2012) networking issue

I am trying to get esxi running within hyper-v and it won't recognize the virtual switch even though I got it setup properly and it works with any other VMs on this system.

http://i.imgur.com/4rCA3.png

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I only have one NIC but it works fine with other VMs.

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Please do so! That would help a LOT of people out with this and make history!

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Can you please post the files needed, im having a hard time following the steps mentioned above since im really not that good with linux, can you PLEASE help me out ?

my current scenario:

Trying to run an ESx hypvervisor 5.1 as a VM UNDER Hyper-v 3.0 for windows server 2012. ESX will host a SCO UNIX OS.

Thanks

-Ahmad

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BUMP

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Thanks jmattson for the detailed instruction! I tested it and works perfectly.

I'm attaching the vib file so others don't have to go through all the steps.

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Thank you very very much!

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AWESOME but what do i do with this file now ?

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  • Download ESXi ISO image.
  • Download ESXi customizer : http://www.v-front.de/p/esxi-customizer.html
  • Follow the instructions on the same page to create your custom ESXi ISO image with the tulip driver.
  • You can now install ESXi in a Hyper-V VM.
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Man, I LOVE YOU!!!!! ❤️

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Small problem, it will allow me to install BUT it gives me a warning stating that hardware virtualization is not enabled in the bios or my cpu doesnt have this feature...is there anyway to enable hardware virtualization or is this not recommended?

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Hardware virtualization only works for physical machines. You cannot enable hardware virtualization inside a virtual machine, because the virtual machine (ESXi in this case) is itself a hardware abstration.

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Yea figured that....looks like though you can install an esxvm nested within Hyper-V you still cannot run vm's within esx because the hyper-v role is enabled...damn.         

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VMware products virtualize hardware-assisted virtualization.  Hyper-V does not.  But you should still run be able to run nested 32-bit VMs with binary translation.

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This sucks....

This is what I get when trying to power the VM on thru vsphere.... Smiley Sad

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Same here.

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Add the following to your nested VM configuration (.vmx) file, or using 'advanced configuration options' under the VC client):

vmx.allowNested = TRUE

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Thank you! That worked!!!

You rock!

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You'll have to let me know what it's like.  I've never tried it that way around.

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Tried to load CentOS and it was stuck at the splash screen for 10 minutes.....

Trying Server 2012....

ok that didn't work....

now trying a ubuntu live and installing it...

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Installed windows 8 successfully but having networking problems...

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Does Hyper-V allow you to set the network interface of the ESXi guest to promiscuous mode?  (If you have multiple interfaces, this would be the one attached  to the VM Network.)

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