I just installed WS 6.5.2 and VI 3.5 as suggested in xtravirt's great white paper about running VI3.5 within Workstation 6.5. I have 2 issues:
1) When I turn on ESX3.5 I get an error telling me that the line I entered into the .vmx file (monitor_control.restrict_backdoor="true") is invalid and it is defaulting to "false."
2) But the bigger problem is that when I turn on the guest OS (the suggested Nostalgia appliance,) VIC tells me that it can't open nested VMs.
System HW = Intel E6600 Core2Duo, OS=Vista 64 Ultimate
WS 6.5.2 build 156735
Thanks Troy. Just as I received your reply I found the problem. I had cut and pasted the monitor_control.restrict_backdoor = "TRUE" line directly from xtravirt's pdf. By doing that, the quotes around the "TRUE" were deemed to be bad by the parser. I hand typed it in and it's working now.
Thanks for your help. Most appreciated. I'll look at the docs you posted.