AcesHigh84
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Is it supported to enable HV on production kit?

Hi,

I'm just after a bit of clarification on the subject.

I know that KB 2009916 states that "VMware cannot currently assure production-grade reliability of a nested deployment and does not support this configuration".

The way I read the above KB is that VMware won't support running a nested ESXi installation as a production environment - i.e. physical ESXi host > nested ESXi VM > Inner guest serving Exchange to production.

Would the following be supported though? Physical ESXi host > running production VMs & also nested ESXi VMs (on standalone network) > Inner guests for testing.

I would not expect any support for the nested ESXi element (used for test/dev only), but if the physical ESXi host or any of my production VMs had problems, I would expect support via the support package I have paid for.

Can anyone from VMware advise on whether this scenario is suported?

Cheers,

Colin

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If you are running ESXi 5.1 on the physical host, this scenario is supported.  If you are running ESXi 5.0 or older on your physical host, this scenario is not supported.

AcesHigh84
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Thank you for your reply.

It is one more pro for me to take to the boss to allow me to upgrade from 5.0!

Cheers,

Colin

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