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HYPER-V SERVER R2 (Esxi 5.5 needs PAID vCENTER - vmware)

Q: HYPER-V SERVER R2 (Esxi 5.5 needs PAID vCENTER - vmware)

Hi there.

I LIKE the idea of a bare metal Hypervisor - I've tried Esxi (VMware) in the past and although it works it's a bit fiddly on what hardware it works on and there's no CLI for managing VM's --you have to do this with a separate machine using vCenter which USED TO BE FREE -- and now this part is NOT available in the free offering any more (if you upgrade to the latest version of ESXI (5.5) you won't be able to manage / modify VM's any more - at least in the FREE offering -- you have to BUY the latest vCenter -- so I've now junked Esxi.

It seems from Internet discussions that Free ESXI might be being phased out anyway so a good time to jump ship to Ms.

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Does 2012 HYPER-V SERVER R2 (it's FREE BTW) work decently as a hypervisor -- I'm only really interested in running Windows VM's.

I actually quite like W2012 SERVER but I don't really need the full server edition for hosting VM's. I want to use W2012 server as a VM anyway.

I've been quite a happy user of VMware workstation in the past but it's quite expensive and needs a full blown OS to run on even though it can now run VM's in the background.

I need to run the following Guest OS's (or VM's) on it ===> W2003 server, 2 XP PRO VM's (one ENG, on ISL), one W7 Enterprise, one W8.1 Enterprise and one W2012 server .

The Host machine has plenty of RAM and storage and has a decent 3.2 GHZ QUAD processor in it so running these VM's should be fine in theory.

The W2012 server will replace the w2003 server. I like running servers as VM's - IMO servers should be run as VM's in any case.

I assume that there is an easy way to convert a VMware VM to a Ms one via various utilities.

Anybody using the HYPER-V server as the HYPERVISOR -- not running on W8 or W2012 server -- I want to try the bare metal HYPERVISOR out.


Preferred Solution: HYPER-V SERVER R2 (Esxi 5.5 needs PAID vCENTER - vmware)

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A: HYPER-V SERVER R2 (Esxi 5.5 needs PAID vCENTER - vmware)

Vcenter server was Never free Jimbo.

You can still use the existing client to manage vms on the free esxi 5.5, but you need to be sure that you do NOT upgrade the vm hardware on these VMs to version 10. Even newly created vms will start as version 8, it's a manual process to upgrade them and it comes with a warning that the web client will be required.

I'm actually pretty surprised this is being handled this way, but it's not likely a big issue unless you ignore the warnings.

HyperV was never a product I liked. Prior to Windows 8, remotely managing vms was a total nightmare with a bunch of dcom stuff you had to manually set up. It's still a crapshoot whether a Linux vm is going to work. I steer clear of this supervisor.

Citrix Zen server is a free product. Pretty good too.

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I want a download like for vmware esxi server 2.5 version which support 32bit operating system

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I recently had problems with my laptop and I think it needs a format, but instead of backing up to an external HD, I decided to convert the machine into a virtual machine using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone, so then I can format the laptop and restore my stuff from the virtual machine later on.

but I'm having a problem...
After I downloaded and installed the program successfully, I'm getting this error after I choose the destination where I want to save the virtual machine:

I don't understand why I'm getting this connection error since the connection is working fine.

please I need help, this laptop is driving me crazy!

System Specs:
Acer Aspire 4710
Windows Vista Basic
Intel Core Duo 2.0 GHz 533 MHz 2MB L2 Cache

A:VMware vCenter Converter *Error* Please I need help!


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I have a Win 2003 server, standard edition, 32 bit. This server has 2 x dual core xeons and 12GB of ram. Currently I run several VMs off this machine via VM Server. I have been thinking about migrating to Windows 2008 64 bit and using HyperV instead of VM Server.

First going from 32 bit to 64 bit on the host OS, would that give me any performance boost? Second, how do the two virtual products compare? I have been hearing great things about HyperV.

I am not concerned about cost since I am in Education and get very good pricing on MS products.

Should I just keep things like they are? Reinstall with Win 2008 64 bit on host OS? If so then should I use VM Server or Hyper V?

A:Stick with VMware server or move to Hyper V

With 12GB of RAM, I think you'll see a significant performance boost using a 64bit system since you then avoid PAE.

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Dear all,
hope you are all fine.

I use Win10x64 Home Edition.
For creating the VM guest, I am using VMWare vCenter Converter Standalone client version 6.1.1
I use vm12 Pro.

Actually, I am trying to create a VM machine using VMWare vCenter Converter Standalone client version 6.1.1. My laptop has initially Win10x64 Home installed when I bought it, when creating the VM guest machine I had no issue but when I upload it with WMWare 12 Pro I have a blue screen saying :

Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We?ll restart for you.

It restarts but still blue screen.
See the attached files for more explanation.

If anyone can help,
thank you.

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I have VMware setup on 192.168.1.x (gateway 192.168.1.x) but I want to use a secondary subnet for a VM on the server that will have an IP of 192.168.0.x. Now on my sonicwall I have setup an ARP for the gateway for 192.168.0.x and setup a route and everything seems to work.

So the VMware server works fine on 192.168.1.x and the vm connects to 192.168.0.x BUT the vm will not make an internet connection, I can make a network connection from my workstation from 192.168.1.x to 192.168.0.x so the sub lan seems to be working.

I can make an internet connection from the VMWare server and ping google and the DNS are setup correctly and if I connect a laptop to the nextwork 192.168.1.x it gets an internet connection.

What have I missed that won't allow this vm to go on the next?

(This VMWare server has only one nic)

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Has anyone gotten any W8 version to work/install on ESXi 5.0?

If so could you provide instructions?


A:W8 CP or DP on VMware ESXi 5.0?

Hi there
I haven't done this yet but usually VMware's own instructions are pretty good .

VMware KB: Windows 8 operating system does not boot or install on ESXi or ESX


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Hi there
has anybody especially @Kari tried creating an ESXI VM on HYPER-V and then attaching VM's to the Esxi VM.

I'd imagine if possible the response time would be quite good as Esxi is such a TINY OS.

Running esxi as a VM would also get round some of its pickier bits on hardware selection too.

I've had success with W2K3 server as a VM serving a number of VM's using W7 enterprise as a Host (for the W2K3 VM) -- time though to get rid of this - and looking for an easy way to serve a load of VM's without having to re-create them all. The version of W2K3 server I was using allows 64 bit guests so W10 VM's were working fine.


A:HYPER-V and ESXI Kari - have you tried this

Interesting idea. Decided to test, will report back with results.

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Hi there.

I got esxi running but not really satisfied with performance and the hassle of controlling VM's from a remote computer.

So I decided to re-visit using KVM (can be considered Linux's equivalent to HYPER-V). KVM is free of course (it's part of most Linux distros - but RHEL (and Centos naturally) has this down to a fine art so install documentation is really good.

It turned out surprisingly easy from a CENTOS 7 HOST and I/O performance is STREETS ahead of both VMWARE workstation and the VM running under Esxi.

The other nice thing is that you can also control the VM's on the LOCAL HOST. PCI passthru works fine and you can use "paravirtualisation" if you want to install specific hardware drivers on the VM to extract even better performance.

VMware esxi VM's can be converted easily enough - or re-installing the Guest OS is a doddle anyway.

(Note - you have to enable VT-X in the BIOS on intel CPU's --usually all done by default these days -- for AMD there's an equivalent but don't know what it is).

Very happy with this solution -- you can install a minimal Linux system and control everything via a CLI if you don't want a Linux GUI. I'd recommend doing it from the GUI for beginners.

For those playing around with Linux Hosts who want to try other ways of running Windows Guests I'd recommend having a look at KVM -- it really is surprisingly easy -- AND STABLE !!!. Also being able to control the VM's from a local host is a great advantage for ... Read more

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Hello I will buy HP Z230 Workstation with Intel Xeon E3 1200 CPU Can i install VMware ESXi 5.5 on this device. Thanks

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Hi, I am new here and i like to know something about the  Z400 & Z600.My plan is for studie purpuse to buy a HP Z workstation.i like to install Esxi 5.x or 6.x  on it but i need to be sure that it will work with them. HP Z400 Workstation Intel Xeon Six Core E5649 2.53-2.93GHz/24GB/1TB SATA/DVD/FX-1800/LanOrHP Z600 Workstation Intel Xeon Six Core E5649 2.53-2.93 GHz/24GB/2TB/DVD/nVidia NVS295/Lan  any help is appreciated

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VMware ESXi Available For Free Starting Today, i.e. yesterday (July 28, 2008)

-- Tom

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Hello, I tried installing VMware ESXI custom image, version 6.7 which is currently available on Lenovo website.It loads fine until there is a lack of drivers for the default motherboard's ethernet entry. It was a Lenovo's customized image, so i'm a bit surprised. Is there any other way to install ESXi 6.7 properly and directly from ISO ?I know there is a customizer for VMware ESXi products that allows to add/replace any driver file on it.Thanks for pointing me in the right direction, so i can fully use the product.Regards.  

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Hi there
Having got the vm to work on a W7 Host machine I thought of trying it out on Esxi -- I have a few VM's running on vmware's Esxi which I run on a fairly modest "White Box".

Direct install of the vm using vSphere fails but using the stand alone vmware converter to convert the vm I got running under vmware workstation W8 works fine.


A:Installing W8 as a VM with vmware EsXi - also works BUT : read

That nice to know. People got Windows 8 install to work on VMWare Workstation 8. Since it's paid version I'm not able to test it.

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Hi, I have an issue with ATA 1.7.

I have deployed ATA in my lab environment (VMware ESXi) but the ATA GATEWAY service keeps on Starting. When I manually tried to restart, it showed an error:

Windows could not start the Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics Gateway service on Local Computer.Error 1067: The Process terminated unexpectedly.

Then, I tried to deployed my lab in my laptop (2 VMs / VMWARE Workstation) and ATA works fine. These same VMs don't work on ESX, the network configuration is good but error 1067 again

Is there some special prerequisites/configuration on ESX ? 


Center: Windows 2012 R2 / 4 core / 8 go ram

DC + Lightweight Gateway: Windows 2012 R2 / 4 core / 8 go ram

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I've a broadband link of MTNL with D-Link DSL 502T modem, and a m/c with Windows XP as primary OS and over it running VMWare server ver 1. I''ve loaded Ubuntu 10 server over VMWare and made it as the DNS / Web Server, I've got domain name registered against a static IP.

Now the problem I'm facing is that whenever I try to open the web-page of my web-server, I receive Modem Configuration page instead of web page I loaded on the server, although my Apache 2 server is running fine.

Can some one help me tell how to configure so that it directly fetches the web pages loaded in the web server instead of modem configuration page.

Thanks and regards


A:Config of D-Link 502T with VMware on WinXP, Ubuntu Server on VMWare!

If this is from a remote location, are you sure you have disabled remote administration in the router?

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While not an expert, I am fairly familiar with VMWare. I know very little about Hyper V, but have watched @Kari videos about it. I know VMWare is easier to set up and there are some features easier to use in VMWare. What I am asking is what are the advantages/disadvantages between Hyper V and VMWare for those who have tried both. I would suspect both have their advantages and disadvantages.

A:Hyper V or VMWare?

I prefer hyper-v for a few reasons.

1. it automatically suspends and resumes guests when you shut down/reboot. The latest VMWare workstation pro does this (but that is the paid version). It is really quite astonishing other hypervisors don't do this but according to VirtualBox forums it is technically difficult to schedule a task on shutdown and Hyper-V have an advantage here - they can hook into the OS.

2. You can native boot the vhdx (if your guest is windows) just by adding an entry to the bcd store. That is useful if you want the extra performance.

3. It is easy to control through powershell (if you want to).

4. It has dynamic memory allocation so you can overcommit memory and the guests only take from the host what is required. This will generally be more when booting and then fall off when idle. I have a Windows 10 Pro and Arch Linux guests running now (idling) using 672 and 400MB respectively.

5. I prefer the interface (but that is just subjective and probably because I use it more often).

What it doesn't have:

1. Unity interface (where you can run apps separately rather than a whole full screen interface). I'm not interested in that though but many people like it.

2. Can't run Hyper-V guests on OSX or Linux hosts. You need to use VMWare or VirtualBox for that.

I do have a license for VMWare fusion on OSX (it is not free unlike VMWare Workstation Player on Windows and Linux) but I find VirtualBox is better than VMware for running headless. Perha... Read more

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Is it possible to install Windows server 2012 Hyper-v on windows 8 Hyper-v? or should I use Wmware Workstation.


A:Virtualize for test Win2012 Hyper-v server on Windows 8 Hyper-v?

You can't run hyper-v (any version) inside a VM so neither would work,
and even if you could it would be so painfully slow as to be unusable.
Bob Comer - Microsoft MVP Virtual Machine

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When you have Hyper-V fully installed on a Windows 10 machine, a Standard User can only access Hyper-V via a server connection. This gave me an idea. I was wondering if you could install only Hyper-V Management Tools on the host system and still be able to run VMware.

In this set up would you then be able to run, inside VMware, MS Server 2012 in a Hyper-V server role and access Hyper-V VMs through this server via the Hyper-V Manager.

I do not have my own machines to test this on or I would not be asking, but the situation is something I am interested in for production purposes. Also the production machines are Dell i5s with 16GB of RAM. We may encounter bottlenecks for more than 3 VMs running in this fashion, but that is acceptable for the needs of the users.

Any confirmation of usability would be greatly appreciated.

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I have many virtual machines in my VMWare Workstation install on Windows 7. I have now let Windows 8.1 lose on the bare metal of this machine as a dual booting system. I have enabled Hyper V on 8.1 to "play around with it and when I went to install VMWare the installer quit stating Workstation could not be installed with Hyper V installed. Any work around ? I don't have to know about Hyper V was just going to play around with it but VMWare will always be my main virtual platform.

A:Hyper V and VMWare on the same machine

I don't think it can be done because of the way Hyper V integrates into the Windows system unlike VMware which runs on top of it. Hyper V makes changes to the system that clash with VMware and it can't work with. Maybe someone else will prove me wrong.

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As the title indicated, anybody tried running both successfully on Win 10?

I've seen people doing that on Win 8 forum( Solved Hyper V and VMWare on the same machine - Page 2 ), so I'm wondering if this method would work on Win 10...

Any help/pointers would be great as I need to use Hyper-V for my course and VMware for work.

Thank you.

Solved - that method works!

A:Running Hyper-V and VMware on the same machine?

I have VMWare Workstation 10 installed. Once I enabled Hyper-V to test something but then VMWare would not load. It would display a message that is not compatible with Hyper-V and I should disable it to use it again. I disabled Hyper-V and I am now able to use VMWare again. So yes, you can do it, but not at the same time. To use VMWare you must disable Hyper-V. If you want to use Hyper-V you can temporarily enable it but then you cannot use VMWare. I see no reason enabling Hyper-V if you have VMWare, unless perhaps to use an old virtual machine created with Microsoft Virtual PC or Windows Virtual PC or Hyper-V. But again this machine can be imported and converted to VMWare, I have done that and then I only had to install VMWare Tools to get the drivers.

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just testing W8 RP with HYPER-V. Seems that if you enable this VMware workstation no longer functions.

I think from what I remember this worked OK in the Consumer preview.

So is this a VMware or Ms bug -- I'd suspect it's VMware's bug because you could install VMware AFTER setting up your desired Windows 8 environment.

Which is a pity since if it was an MS bug it would be on a fix list before RTM / Release candidate builds.


A:VMware or Windows 8 defect with HYPER-V

They cannot share VT-x from what I've found out.

If you already run a virtualisation environment such as VMWare or VirtualBox (with 64-bit VMs only), they will no longer work. The reason is that the Hypervisor doesn't expose the VT-x extension to it's virtual machines (including your new root), and so other virtualisation products can't be ran with full effectiveness. The obvious workaround to this problem is to convert your VMWare/VirtualBox VMs to Hyper-V, and import them using the Hyper-V Manager.

[...] By enabling Hyper-V on your machine, your root OS (which you use) will now run on top of a Hypervisor, which means it's essentially virtualised. It's not in the same sense as a virtual machine, as your OS will still have direct hardware access to essentials such as graphics cards for gaming etc.

Windows 8 Web Browsing Freeze - WORKAROUND / FIX! - Latest General News - rudi visser, fresh development ideas

Hope they will do something about this in the future or we'll have to choose sides.


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Hi there

one HUGE advantage using HYPER-V over VMWARE is that HYPER-V can use physical disks directly (provided they are attached in the VM as SCSI - @Kari - thanks for sorting that out for me !!). This means you don't need to recover / reformat anything as the HDD's can be used "As IS".

With VMWARE although you can attach "physical Hdd's" -- again in the vm config they need to be added as SCSI devices - VMware will use its own format even though the HDD's are presented as full HDD's in the VM.

Performance wise the HYPER-V VM is superior as the I/O on the VM with native Hdd's is handled by the GUEST VM whereas with VMware when using physical HDD's the I/O is at an extra level - the HOST handles the vmdk I/0 which intercepts the GUEST I/O of the physical HDD.

For a server this is important if using a server as a VM.

My main problem though with Windows as a HOST is that it's really difficult to get Windows to run completely headless -- not surprising as it's designed as a desktop OS. I don't want too pay an absolute fortune for the latest Windows server - and using the trial ones mean re-install every 180 days which is a pain. You can switch off things like automatic update (don't want that on a Server) but sometimes you get a windows HOST prompt which suspends everything until the reply is received so you can't disconnect monitor and keyboard completely. !!

However I'm really impressed with HYPER-V -- would be good if Ms came out with a ... Read more

A:HYPER-V advantage over VMWARE when using physical HDD's

Another major plus I have found is that with hyper-v, when you attach an external drive, the external drive can be accessed from the host.

With vmware, the attached drive is seen as offline until you close or suspend the VM session. Additionally (unless there is a way I have not sussed), you cannot add the physical drive containing host OS.

Within a few days, I have become a "self-confessed" hyper-v fan, and much of the credit is due to Kari and Brink's kind assistance.

My next mission is to workout a way to convert vmmware vs to hyper-v, and keeping the digital licence active.

I have an idea.....

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Hi everyone
Found a mega show stopper here
I MUST have VMware available on a laptop / workstation.

If you enable HYPER-V on W8 then you can't start VMware

I know if you use hyper-v you'll probably want it on a server - but on a WORKSTATION DEVELOPMENT OS I think people will be testing / developing on all sorts of platforms.

I'm quite happy to run Hyper-V as a stand alone Server but the feature I thought MS was bringing to the table was to enable this on a WORKSTATION giving benefits of being able to use the development facilities of a workstation instead of the more limited development possibilities on a server which isn't really suitable to be used as a workstation in most cases.

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A:Showstopper vmware and hyper-V incompatable

I think you are going to find this in any case where you try to run more than one HV at a time. This is also why you can't enable W8's HV inside a W8 VM.

The HV's aren't smart so by allowing more than one you could have device conflicts.

Do you think that MSFT is going to fix this?

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Hi there

I seem to have problems accessing FAST I/O times from Attached HDD's to a VM which is on the same LOCAL machine as the HOST.

I have a couple of FAST USB 3 devices which can transfer I/O decently fast.
These are attached to a LINUX VM as "RAW" devices from a Windows Host -- File system is XFS and these are attached as complete disks.

When sharing these with Windows - have to do it via SAMBA I can only get data transfer via the real Nic card which on a laptop will give a max rate of about 11 MB/s (11 megaBYTES / sec). -

Is there a way of getting the data to use the internal virtual NIC (which should be 1000 or 1GB/s). It shouldn't have to go via a wireless card for LOCAL data transfer !!!!.

Problem seems the same whether I use VMWARE or run the VM as a HYPER V machine.

HOST is Windows 10, VM is a Linux Guest. The attached USB HDD's work flat out even writing to or copying from an NTFS formatted external SSD attached to the VM - but when using Windows the rate drops to around 11 MB/s. !!!! as it's obviously using my LAN for transfer and using Wifi !!!!. I know it's using wifi as I can see the router going Bonkers with flashing lights for data transfer.

I must be doing something really stupid here but can't fathom out what.


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Hi there

particularly @Kari - you seem to be the resident expert on HYPER-V !!!!

I have two reasonably identical VM's (Linux CENTOS 7 basically runnng SAMBA, PLEX media server, logitech media server and sharing some files).

The shared files are on 2 logical RAID 0 arrays -- Hardware RAID controller used ( actual hardware 2 X 4 TB and 2 X 3 TB 7200 rpm HDD's) connect as RAW HDD's so the native XFS Linux file system is used on the VM's -- no problem there with that BTW.

Running Windows 2010 PRO x-64GB version build 1607 with vmware - suspend VM -- takes about 4 secs. With HYPER-V suspend takes sometimes over a minute.

Both VM's have the OS itself on an SSD and they aren't running concurrently - to get HYPER-V you need to disable vmware and vice versa.

At suspend time the servers don't have any clients accessing them - i.e there's no remote TV's watching streamed video from PLEX.

Any ideas !!! -- can't understand why the suspend and resume function takes so long on HYPER-V -- it's a very useful facility BTW.


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Hi there

just thought I'd do a Bonkers experiment - works and isn't too slow (but use SSD !!!).

Host W10 X-64 PRO with HYPER-V

VM1 (ist level VM - 2nd level machine) Linux CENTOS 7 with latest kernel (4.7)

VM2 --installed VMware workstation on the Linux machine (VM1) --created XP VM --works fine !!!!

I know it's Bonkers but I was curious to see if the HYPERVISOR (HYPER-V) on the Host would propagate its properties to a second level machine (VM1) preventing VMWARE workstation from running.

Seems that the XP VM which is using VM1 as its Host doesn't know anything about HYPER-V nor does VM1.


A:HYPER-V with second level VM running on vmware workstation

It's entertaining to test various nested scenarios

I've had Windows XP Mode running on Microsoft Virtual PC installed on Windows 7 Ultimate vm running on a nested Windows 10 Pro Hyper-V vm running on Windows 10 Enterprise host.

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I thought I would start a (impartial) discussion here as it would help me with it terms of how I might configure a new Windows 8 laptop.
Ok, VMWare Worstation 9 was released on the 23rd August. As a freelance consultant I want to configure Windows 8 Pro to run multiple server virtual farms (AD, SharePoint, exchange etc) . Since I want this to all be hosted on a reasonably high spec laptop so i7 > 16 GB DDR3 etc. I wondered if anyone had any thoughts on, or planning to evaluate this type of scenario, on either Client hyper-v or VMWorkstation 9

PerformanceBattery drain -Easy of creating snapshots of vm clonesUSB 3 support Ease of setting up a virtual networks of one or more servers and also internet connectivity testing metro apps in Windows 8 vms ability to move the the VMs in to a cloud service and vica versa
Let the debate begin


A:Windows 8 Client Hyper-v verses VMWare Workstation 9

Well, first and foremost, Hyper-V is going to be included for free, which VMWare Workstation 9.x currently is a $249.00 product.

I'm a VMWare user, but I use the enterprise products at work, am very familiar with how they work and have more of a need to keep things consistent. VMware has always been the better product for me as I often virtualize more Linux boxes than anything else and MS support of Linux clients as a VM has never been that good.

I have a license for VMWare Workstation 8.x, and am unsure yet if I will pony up the $119 for the upgrade. The feature set didn't seem like it was going to really be that advantageous for me. So, my experience on Workstation 9.x might continue to be lacking.

To me, it seems like you want to run MS apps, and you get Hyper-V for free. I would really start there and see if you have concerns. Then consider the cost and feature set of VMWare Workstation.

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I don't have W8 as a dropdown on my ESXi menu and I'm getting a lot of bugs and issues to the point that I can't even install the RP as a VM.

Seems that everyone is able to run W8 on some flavor of a free hypervisor but I'm striking out finding info on ESXi. I've been able to get it working on earlier versions (CP and DP) but I don't want to go through the effort again for the RP.

Is there an easy fix or tutorial that I'm missing?

A:ESXi 5.0 - do I need to update to ESXi 5.1?

I have been running Windows 8 on ESXi 4.1 without problem. It won't show in the dropdown, but I just pick Windows 7 64bit as it's the next closest thing. You shouldn't need to be on 5.1 to run it.

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Hi All,

I need some urgent help if possible.

I've got a vmware server at work and I took a snapshot a few months back. Since then I've done a lot of work without taking another.

By mistake I clicked on revert to snapshot and I've totally lost the current state. I tried clicking it again but it takes me to an even older one.

Is there any way of getting the recent state back up??

Any help greatly appreciated.


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Hello All,

I am making my HTPC duo as a Virtual Home Lab to help me attain certifications (MSCE etc,.)

Pentium D 3.4ghz dual core
3Gb of Ram

I installed VMware server.

How hard would it be to install 3 server 2008 OS's? any advice? I'll be setting up a domain with maybe a Primary DC (512mb ram), Secondary DC/GC whatever(512mb ram).. plus maybe an exchange server 2010(1gb ram) leaving 1gb for OS.

If anyone has done this I could use pointers/tips

A:VMware Server

I haven't personally tried such a configuration, but your system requirements just don't seem up to the task of running 3 Windows Server 2008 systems simultaneously including one with Exchange. VMs require a significant amount of resources. RAM is just one. Processing power is another. You can give it a shot, but I have a feeling your computer will choke.

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I was thinking about putting vmserver on one of my computers. I never used this SW before and I was wondering if anyone here has? If so, how do you like it? Is it hard to use? How much HDD space I need and does it make a difference how much RAM is in the computer? If so, how much do I need, please?

i appreciate any help given.

A:vmware server

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I am using VMWare Server 2 on my Windows 7 Workstation.

Guest OS is FreeBSD, but it is not important.

I could not connect to any host (except master IP) from Guest OS when I am using NAT. But I can ping any host. I have not problems when I use bridget network.

I have tried to disable Windows Firewall - no changes.

This configuration has worked in Windows Vista ideal. I have submited feedback to MS.

May be anybody have any idea?

A:VMWare Server NAT problem

Seems like the same trouble I?ve been having.

I run Ubuntu and Fedora with VMware Workstation, and I can ping all I want, but thats it. Only way I can get it to work is running bridged.

I prefer bridge tho, so it dosen?t matter to me. But youre not the only one with problems running NAT networking on VM guest.

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I have installed VMWare server (the next to the latest version - don't know the number) and Ubuntu 7.04 in it, and finally got them working properly, with Ubuntu taking up the whole screen and VM's toolbar hidden at the top until I bring it down with my cursor (briefly have 2 cursors, of course), BUT whenever I use this setup and then close the server (and Ubuntu, of course), then try to shutdown Windows XP and exit, Windows gets to the "shutting down" screen and freezes. I then have to unplug the computer, plug it back in , restart Windows and then exit, a process I am sure is not good for the computer, and is at annoying at best. I have 218 gigs free space on my hard drive. My memory is 1022MB - could this be the problem. I have heard that vm's are memory hogs, but why would it be causing problems after I've shut it down?. I have looked at VMWare's forums, but I didn't understand all that geekspeak. There was one thread there from 2005 that mentioned a similar problem, but got no answers. If anyone has any suggestions, I'd appreciate it, as I'd hate to have to uninstall the thing.

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I'm running Vista Ultimate x64.

I tried to install VMWare Server when I came across a very big problem.

It has 4 drivers that weren't installed b/c Vista x64 requires that they be signed.

Is there a way around this, or am I just not allowed to have VMWare Server?

If it's not possible, I'm open to other alternatives. Assuming it's free like VMWare Server. :P


A:VMWare server & Vista x64???

The Drivers are:

VMware kernel driver

VMware USB monitor

VMware network API driver

VMware bridge driver
Obviously these are pretty important, so I need to find a way to get them in there, without having to do the F8 option on every boot. These drivers are 64-bit, so did the publisher just not sign them?

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I have windows server 2012 installed on my vmware running ad, dhcp and dns.
after that I installed the client running windows 8.1.
but when I try to join the domain it says that the domain could not be found.
so I hit ipconfig in my cmd on the windows 8 and it didnt recieve any ip from my dhcp its ip address is169.254.153.23. so basicly my dhcp didnt give me any ip adress since my server is on network subnetmask
in the virtual machine setting I have both network adpters set on bridged: connected directly to the physical network.
when I open the dhcp on my server I have a red arrow pointing down on the ipv4 and ipv6 option but since I cannot ping my server at all I dont think its my dhcp but my vmware network.
does somebody know how to fix this?

sorry for my bad english

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For those of you who use this software can you please tell me the latest version please?


A:Solved: VMWARE server

From the solved tag, I presume you already have the answer?

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I just installed VMware server 2.0.2 on Windows XP. It went fine as far as I know but what do I do now. I clicked on "VMware server home page" and it goes to this url "https://myhost:8333/ui/" How do I get that webpage that is supposed to show up to actually show up? I've been looking on threads on google for a while. I don't see a way to solve this..

A:vmware server 2 won't connect

What are you planning on doing here? I think you're getting distracted with the "home page" question.

What you need to do is create a "virtual drive" then install an operating system into it, thus creating a VM or "virtual machine".

Here's a tutorial:


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Error: I cannot Open the GUI after logging into root.

I'm learning about VoIP server by myself at the moment. I followed the instruction of the freePBX tutorial
Following the video, my only adjustment is the IPv4 address:
_My PC: IP:, Gateway:
_FreePBX: IP:, Gateway:, Name server:
After I reach 8:30 of the video
I opened Google Chrome and enter the freePBX address IPv4 but I says "this sites can't be reached". I cannot ping the VM IP address from my computer, either. After I restart the FreePBX Virtual machine, I also encounter this error too but I can skip it by pressing Ctrl Alt F1: Installing FreePBX as a Virtual machine
If you need any more info, feel free to ask and thanks for helping me, really appreciate it. I am really in a hurry so anything will do at the moment.

PS: I also try Elastix 2.5 and encounter the same problem. I think the problem is in configuring the VM networking

My System info:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2120 CPU @ 3.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8175 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 610, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 299899 MB, Free - 113068 MB; D: Total - 653866 MB, Free - 34535 MB; H: Total - 953865 MB, Free - 29278 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., Z68M-D2H
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
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A:installing PBX server on VMware

Did you set up the network in VMware to allow the VM to talk out on the physical network? What VMware are you running? ESXi? Workstation? Did you try doing a ping test to something on the network from the VM through the console/CLI?

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One of the posts said it is a bad HD but this is 2 months old and worked fine and works fine when I load UBUNTU, ZORIN, and even a Microsoft 8.1 ISO but not the 75.00 4 disc recovery and Install discs I paid HP that should of been included in the original purchase. I put disc one in and it goes to 30 percent then I get REDUCERCopy File FailsFrom E:\Preload\BASE5.SWMto  C:\RM|IMAGE|BASE5.SWM Again I can CD load UBUNTU ZORIN or Microsoft 8.1 ISO from Microsoft site BUT I loose all the things I paid HP for such as my Finger Print Reader. I feel like I got FLEECED twice but HP.    Help PLease

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I downloaded Virtual PC 2007 from Microsoft and am using XP Pro SP1 as the guest. I need to use usb and access the internet within this Virtual PC but cannot - I read online where I had to download a program from VMware called VMware converter to somehow add the existing Virtual PC file and enable it to have usb support and sound, even though they are disabled by default i can change them once VPC converter is installed. And how can i get access to the internet within the Virtual PC if running XP Pro and the notebook itself has a wireless card built in?

Thanks for any help I can get - I would like to get this thing up and running before this Tuesday.

A:Virtual PC & VMware converter server

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An important VMware security update is now available:VMware ESX Server Multiple Vulnerabilities http://secunia.com/advisories/22875/Some vulnerabilities, security issues, and a weakness have been reported in VMware ESX Server, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to bypass certain security restrictions and disclose potentially sensitive information, or by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) and potentially compromise a vulnerable system.Original Advisory:http://www.vmware.com/download/esx/esx-253-200610-patch.htmlhttp://www.vmware.com/download/esx/esx-254-200610-patch.htmlhttp://www.vmware.com/download/esx/esx-213-200610-patch.htmlhttp://www.vmware.com/download/esx/esx-202-200610-patch.htmlVMware ESX Server x87 Register Information Leak http://secunia.com/advisories/22876/A security issue has been reported in VMware ESX Server, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to disclose potentially sensitive information.Original Advisory:http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2533126

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I'm trying to run an Ubuntu server off of Hyper-V
I set up an external network, run the server software, and I cannot connect to the server from an outside computer. I need the outside world to be able to access it but even with the terminal running, the executable says port is listening, but when I scan
for an open port at my IP address, no luck .
It's a private game server so I need people outside of my home network to be able to connect to the VM box through my static IP my ISP gave me. The problem seems to be that the external connection is still giving the VM a DHCP assigned IP rather than the
static IP from my modem, which others would connect to.
Thanks for the help

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Hey guys,

This is the first time using the forum so I apologize if this has been put in the incorrect place. My brother recently installed Hyper V Server 2012 r2, which boots up everytime I start my laptop. I just want help in how to completely remove the software and help get back my Windows 8. Neither me or him know how to get back to windows 8.

Thanks in advance guys.

A:Help with Windows Hyper V Server 2012 R2

Well, you must have a bootable Windows 8 DVD or USB. Go to the BIOS settings, select to have the DVD or USB device as first device. Then it should say "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD..." if you have a DVD or it will show the OEM or Windows logo directly (USB). When you are prompted for the installation type, choose Custom. Make sure you have backed up your files. Delete every partition of Disk 0 and then choose the Unallocated Space to install.

I hope this helps you.

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Heya so I installed hyper-V on my other computer because I wanted to get a program to work on it (googled how to get my Reason to work on windows 8). Since I couldn't find the suggested setting to just turn some hyper-V settings on I thought I dont have it on my computer. After installing Hyper-V though my computer went server mode and I have no experience of that. Now I want to remove it from my comp but dont know how and googling doesn't help :S I dont mind formatting the computer, nothing too important there and after the uninstallation of Hyper-V I will install xp on it too. Didn't like W8 tbh.

Thanks in advance!

A:Uninstalling hyper-V server 2012

Nobody knows? There doesn't seem to be a solution, at least one that I can google or I am just blind. But please help! I just want to use my computer again :/

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Hello Friends, I am building a programming project and would require a Virtualization software to try it. So, I thought to get the Standalone Hyper-V Server 2012. So, does anyone know how to get them? I have heard that they are a standalone Operating System then installs on the Hard Drive and run like an OS.

Please also provide a link to Download it and the installation guide.

Thank You................

A:How To Get Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012?

Hi there
Google should work in India -- maybe they don't have it any more -- took me 2 secs to get the links.

31 Days of Our Favorite Things: Get Happy over the Free Hyper-V Server 2012 (Part 9 of 31) - Matt Hester's WebLog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs


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