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  • XP in ESX on Vmware Desktop

    Hello,

    i need to demonstrate VDI in a roadshow on a single laptop.

    i installed vista x64 vmware desktop 6.5.2 in it I have installed ESX 3.5 u4.

    ESX runs fine, i now try to start an xp machine inside the ESX and i get the following message:
    "You may not power on a virtual machine in a virtual machine"

    any help will be appreciated.

  • #2
    Re: XP in ESX on Vmware Desktop

    I have watched that youtube video and it told me nothing. There is no sound and I don't see the point of it at all.

    Here are the two links that you need-

    http://knowledge.xtravirt.com/downlo...orkstation.pdf

    AND

    http://communities.vmware.com/message/1023877#1023877

    I will have a video on how to do this in my new Train Signal VMware ESX video training course... (in progress now)

    Hope that helps,
    David Davis - Petri Forums Moderator & Video Training Author
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    Personal Websites: HappyRouter.com & VMwareVideos.com

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    • #3
      Re: XP in ESX on Vmware Desktop

      wait wait.. you installed a Virtual Software Layer on your laptop.

      Then, as the operating system within that virtual software layer, you installed a Virtual Software layer.

      Then, within that Virtual Software layer, you tried to create a virtual machine ?


      The error is telling you that you can't run a virtual machine, in a virtual machine.

      It's just not designed to work that way..
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      • #4
        Re: XP in ESX on Vmware Desktop

        Tehcamel is right in that it isn't designed to work that way. However, with the right combo of HW and SW it WILL work (as I have done it).

        The better question may be - why would you want to?

        Also keep in mind that even with strong HW and the right SW combination it will run SUPER SLOW.

        I do like the idea of running ESX in WS for training, testing, and portability of that training/testing infrastructure. Still, I haven't found a lot of use to run a guest inside ESX inside WS.
        David Davis - Petri Forums Moderator & Video Training Author
        Train Signal - The Global Leader in IT Video Training
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        • #5
          Re: XP in ESX on Vmware Desktop

          There is absolutely noreason why you should not be able to create a full proof of concept (POC) for VDI on one laptop.

          I have done this a numerous amount of times with ESX + ESX3.5 U3 till now without any issues.

          It runs like a snail, but it works.

          You will also need a large amount of RAM for this.

          Maybe something changed in U4?
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          • #6
            Re: XP in ESX on Vmware Desktop

            Thank you all, i reinstalled did evreything as before(guess not) now it works.

            but nested vm is so slow it's usless any chance of improving?

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