FMorales
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ESX 3.5 over ESX 3.5

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Hello.

I know that it is a litle bit special question ... but, I need to make a installation manual and I would like to capture intallation screens.

Does it possible to install esx 3.5 as VM ... over ESX 3.5 ?? or vmware server?? , I try to do it but esx 3.5 as VM say to me that

it does not find any compatible ethernet.

I know that it is possible to do it over vmware server but that it is not a normal setup.

Thanks a lot

Francisco Morales López de Gamarra Vmware VCP | LPI - CCNA
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oreeh
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Here's a working VMX file

config.version = "8"
virtualHW.version = "7"
memsize = "1024"
scsi0.present = "TRUE"
scsi0.virtualDev = "lsilogic"
scsi0:0.present = "TRUE"
scsi0:0.fileName = "ESX35.vmdk"
ide1:0.present = "TRUE"
ide1:0.autodetect = "FALSE"
ide1:0.deviceType = "cdrom-raw"
ide1:0.fileName = "Z:"
floppy0.startConnected = "FALSE"
floppy0.autodetect = "TRUE"
floppy0.fileName = "A:"
ethernet0.present = "TRUE"
ethernet0.virtualDev = "e1000"
ethernet0.connectionType = "nat"
ethernet0.wakeOnPcktRcv = "FALSE"
ethernet1.present = "TRUE"
ethernet1.virtualDev = "e1000"
ethernet1.connectionType = "hostonly"
ethernet1.wakeOnPcktRcv = "FALSE"
svga.autodetect = "TRUE"
mks.enable3d = "FALSE"
pciBridge0.present = "TRUE"
vmci0.present = "FALSE"
displayName = "ESX35"
guestOS = "other-64"
nvram = "ESX35.nvram"
deploymentPlatform = "windows"
virtualHW.productCompatibility = "hosted"
tools.upgrade.policy = "manual"
extendedConfigFile = "ESX35.vmxf"
monitor.virtual_exec = "hardware"
monitor_control.restrict_backdoor = "TRUE" 
monitor.virtual_mmu = "hardware"
ethernet0.addressType = "generated"
ethernet1.addressType = "generated"
uuid.location = "56 4d 36 d4 ba 8e c5 f5-27 38 d4 88 8d 59 81 ad"
uuid.bios = "56 4d 36 d4 ba 8e c5 f5-27 38 d4 88 8d 59 81 ad"
scsi0:0.redo = ""
pciBridge0.pciSlotNumber = "17"
scsi0.pciSlotNumber = "16"
ethernet0.pciSlotNumber = "32"
ethernet1.pciSlotNumber = "33"
ethernet0.generatedAddress = "00:0c:29:59:81:ad"
ethernet0.generatedAddressOffset = "0"
ethernet1.generatedAddress = "00:0c:29:59:81:b7"
ethernet1.generatedAddressOffset = "10"
scsi0:1.present = "TRUE"
scsi0:1.fileName = "ESX35-vmfs.vmdk"
scsi0:1.mode = "independent-persistent"
ide1:0.startConnected = "FALSE"
scsi0:1.redo = ""

An Intel Pro 1000 is correct

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cyclelicious
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Try it under Xen or Linux Kernel Virtual Mode, perhaps? Just an idea.

Or use a server that has a BMC that provides KVM redirection for you.

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oreeh
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The only known to work solution is installing ESX as a VM in WS or Fusion.

Kahonu84
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ESX 3.5 will install under the beta 6.4 workstation. For installation and screen capturing purposes, it will work fine. But to actually use it with VM's - forget it. Being beta, all logging is turned on and it is slooooooooooow.

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Dave_Mishchenko
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You can replace the debug.exe with the regular one and it will help. You also need Intel VT enabled on an Intel box.

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FMorales
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Hello, I have just try to run ESX 3.5 under the lastes WS 6.0.4 ... (I dont know where can I find beta 6.4 version), and it say to me that it can not find any compatible network interface, and

I installed in my PC Intel PRO 1000 that I know that are full compatible with ESX.

I have a Intel Core Duo 2 - 4300 at 1.8G

Francisco Morales López de Gamarra Vmware VCP | LPI - CCNA
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oreeh
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ESX 3.5 only works as a VM with WS 6.5beta!

ESX 3.0.x works as a VM with WS 6.0.4.

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carpenike
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FMorales
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I installed WS 6.5 beta version, but ... It say to me that it was not unable to find any supported network device ....

WS give to ESX VM a virtual network adapter ... maybe I have to setup some parametres of the ethernet on the VM properties

for that VM can see a Intel Pro 1000 an not a Vmnet ...?

Francisco Morales López de Gamarra Vmware VCP | LPI - CCNA
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carpenike
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I think you can manually set the adapter type to an e1000 inside the .vmx config. That might help...

ethernet0.VirtualDev = "e1000"

oreeh
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Here's a working VMX file

config.version = "8"
virtualHW.version = "7"
memsize = "1024"
scsi0.present = "TRUE"
scsi0.virtualDev = "lsilogic"
scsi0:0.present = "TRUE"
scsi0:0.fileName = "ESX35.vmdk"
ide1:0.present = "TRUE"
ide1:0.autodetect = "FALSE"
ide1:0.deviceType = "cdrom-raw"
ide1:0.fileName = "Z:"
floppy0.startConnected = "FALSE"
floppy0.autodetect = "TRUE"
floppy0.fileName = "A:"
ethernet0.present = "TRUE"
ethernet0.virtualDev = "e1000"
ethernet0.connectionType = "nat"
ethernet0.wakeOnPcktRcv = "FALSE"
ethernet1.present = "TRUE"
ethernet1.virtualDev = "e1000"
ethernet1.connectionType = "hostonly"
ethernet1.wakeOnPcktRcv = "FALSE"
svga.autodetect = "TRUE"
mks.enable3d = "FALSE"
pciBridge0.present = "TRUE"
vmci0.present = "FALSE"
displayName = "ESX35"
guestOS = "other-64"
nvram = "ESX35.nvram"
deploymentPlatform = "windows"
virtualHW.productCompatibility = "hosted"
tools.upgrade.policy = "manual"
extendedConfigFile = "ESX35.vmxf"
monitor.virtual_exec = "hardware"
monitor_control.restrict_backdoor = "TRUE" 
monitor.virtual_mmu = "hardware"
ethernet0.addressType = "generated"
ethernet1.addressType = "generated"
uuid.location = "56 4d 36 d4 ba 8e c5 f5-27 38 d4 88 8d 59 81 ad"
uuid.bios = "56 4d 36 d4 ba 8e c5 f5-27 38 d4 88 8d 59 81 ad"
scsi0:0.redo = ""
pciBridge0.pciSlotNumber = "17"
scsi0.pciSlotNumber = "16"
ethernet0.pciSlotNumber = "32"
ethernet1.pciSlotNumber = "33"
ethernet0.generatedAddress = "00:0c:29:59:81:ad"
ethernet0.generatedAddressOffset = "0"
ethernet1.generatedAddress = "00:0c:29:59:81:b7"
ethernet1.generatedAddressOffset = "10"
scsi0:1.present = "TRUE"
scsi0:1.fileName = "ESX35-vmfs.vmdk"
scsi0:1.mode = "independent-persistent"
ide1:0.startConnected = "FALSE"
scsi0:1.redo = ""

An Intel Pro 1000 is correct

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FMorales
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Thanks a lot, It works fine just add the line of

ethernet0.virtualDev = "e1000"

Francisco Morales López de Gamarra Vmware VCP | LPI - CCNA
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balacs
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petedr
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Xtravirt has a couple of whitepapers on ESX 3.5 on Workstation 6

http://www.xtravirt.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=99&Itemid=124

www.thevirtualheadline.com www.liquidwarelabs.com
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ExCon
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When I need to do this, I KVM into the box from my laptop and use SnagIt. $50 well spent.

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