Pretty easy, but does need some requirements. You have to be root; Installing via sudo won’t keep the export variables listed below:
So, I know this can be done by using a USB drive and VT-d, but that’s meh. I’ve been working on getting my Workstation image working on my ESXi host, and getting close… anyways, here’s a good start for booting it on ESXi:
Still seems to stall after DMOS has arrived, will have to mess with it later!
Just a quick note to help other ESXi 5 admins… The package Teradici provides for this gives an ollllld vmx and vmdk. The simplest way to get it to work on ESXi 5 is to convert the disk like so:
Do this via ssh on the ESXi host… Next, edit the settings of the vmx in vSphere, remove the unsupported devices, and add a new Hard Drive attaching the converted disk. Lastly, upgrade the Hardware to version 8 and it should work flawlessly!
I’d figure that it would be a good idea to post this to help others using an EVGA 124-IP-PD02 with VMware View 5.
If you see this error in your log…
Your user might be getting random disconnects. The solution? ASSIGN A STATIC IP!
Not sure why we have this issue at our office, but assigning an IP fixed it… I’ll look into it more, but this is a temp workaround…
Yay!!! I got my eBay special in the mail today! 2x Xeon 5160’s for a spendy $15 shipped, LOL. I love landing uber awesome deals! The second I got home, I put it into to maintenance mode and upgraded it ASAP! Here’s a pretty screenshot showing 12GHz of computing power for $15:
That brings me to a total of 20GHz and 12GB of ram between my HA cluster… Just waiting on my 16GB of ram to be delivered so I can have 20GHz/24GB in my VMware ESXi HA Cluster!