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thomaselser
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ESXi 8 on Workstation 17

Hi guys,

ESXi 8 it is not an option when creating a new VM with the ESXi 8 ISO as ainstaller disc.
Is it OK to use ESXi 7 instead? 
Any reason why it isn't already in the list? 

Cheers, Tom

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a_p_
Leadership
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Yes, go with ESXi 7.0.

I can't tell you for sure why ESXi 8.0 is not explicitly listed, but I assume that there are no changes in the VMs' default settings between v7 and v8.

André

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thomaselser
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Any news on this subject?
I tried it with ESXi 7 Template, but VM is not stable ...

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Kinnison
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Commander

Hello,


For what it's worth, I usually use several hosts running ESXi 8.0U1c without particular stability problems, keep in mind that a minimum of 8 Gigabytes of RAM is specified as a requirement, with less you may find "hidden surprises" around the corner. Also take into consideration that your HOST system also has its own needs for smooth operation.


I use "ESXi 7.0" as hardware compatibility level (more, practically no need) and as "model" again ESXi 7.0, VMware Workstation 17.0.x on a Windows 10/11 PRO hosts. Maybe if you explain what stability problems you have encountered and the characteristics of your host it may be easier for someone to help you.


Regards,
Ferdinando

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