Running ESX 3.5 on VMware Workstation 6.5.3

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  1. BlackSmith

    BlackSmith MDL Novice

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    Can any one tell me the steps to run ESX 3.5 on VMware 6.5.3?:confused::confused:
     
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    pix MDL Member

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  3. NPH

    NPH MDL Novice

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    #3 NPH, Nov 1, 2009
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    Just setup a new VM.

    • I will install the OS later
    • Other > Other 64-Bit
    • CPU, RAM, Network as you prefer
    • LSI Logic (Recommended)
    • Virtual Disk Type: SCSI
    • uncheck "Power on this virtual maschine after creation"

    Close VMware Workstation.

    Browse into your VMware dir where the *.vmdk and *.vmx is stored. Open the config file from the ESX *.vmx with notepad and edit these settings or check them:

    for Intel CPUs:

    Code:
    monitor_control.vt32 = "TRUE"
    for AMD CPUs:

    Code:
    monitor_control.enable_svm = "TRUE"
    for all CPUs:

    Code:
    monitor_control.restrict_backdoor = "TRUE"
    Ethernet settings, no double entries!

    Code:
    ethernet0.virtualDev = "e1000" 
    ethernet1.virtualDev = "e1000" 
    ethernet2.virtualDev = "e1000" 
    ethernet3.virtualDev = "e1000"
    LSI logic

    Code:
    scsi0.virtualDev = "lsilogic"
    Memory tweaks (optional)

    Code:
    sched.mem.pshare.enable = "FALSE" 
    mainmem.useNamedFile = "FALSE" 
    MemTrimRate=0
    Save the *.vmx, mount the ESX ISO and fire it up. :D
    Works like charme ....but is quiet senseless (run a hypervisor in a virtual maschine - for testing purpose ok).

    Cheers