Can ESXi be a guest?

Discussion in 'Virtualization' started by b166er, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. b166er

    b166er MDL Junior Member

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    As per title, can I run ESXi inside VirtualBox?

    Reason being, I want to build an ESXi based server, hosting multiple guests, but I want to try it out first on my desktop inside VirtualBox.
    I figure I could then migrate the ESXi VM's on to different hardware running ESXi with minimum fuss.

    I have a Core 15 and 12Gb, so I think the desktop is capable of doing this, but is the software?
     
  2. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Use VMW 8, that will work

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  3. b166er

    b166er MDL Junior Member

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    Thanks for the reply Sebus! Hope you are well.

    VMW8 is not a bare-metal hypervisor though, is it?
    I want a bare-metal hypervisor when I move over to the dedicated server.

    I guess I can just try it, huh :biggrin:
     
  4. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Sorry, must be missing something. Why would you want ESXi to be guest?

    If for learning then try ESXi as a guest inside Workstation 8 (for learning) (just do not use VB for it)

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  5. claude75

    claude75 MDL Novice

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    ESXi as guest

    VMware Workstation 8 support ESXi V4 and V5 and V7 support ESXi V4 only
    I use it for testing purpose as I have 16 Giga of memory.