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Video Tutorial on VMware ESX Inside Workstation

Check out these two video tutorials.  The first shows how to install VMware ESX inside a VMware Workstation setup.  And the second shows how to start an ESX VM within Workstation.  



When you attempt to start a virtual machine on ESX 3.5 installed within VMware Workstation up to 6.4, it stops and shows an error message from Workstation. By changing some settings at CPU reservation, you can start the virtual machine on some computers. Keep in mind, performance is very slow because its using a lower Mhz of CPU.

Published Tuesday, July 01, 2008 5:53 AM by David Marshall
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dniesen - July 6, 2008 6:07 PM

Any chance for a text summary of the changes to the VMX file?  It's really hard to see and understand the video.

David Marshall - July 6, 2008 6:27 PM

Hopefully this helps.  Let me know.

In order to boot VMware ESX server virtual machines, we need to add extra function to the vmx configuration file.

By adding  ethernet0.VirtualDev= "e1000"  we change the default network card to intel e1000. and make sure  connection is bridged by adding

ethernet0.connectionType="bridged"  and  ethernet0.addressType= "generated".

by adding monitor_control.restrict_backdoor= "TRUE" and monitor_control.vt32= "TRUE"  we restrict back door capable ties.

We must have an Intel-VT or AMD-V chip

For Intel VT CPUs:

monitor_control.vt32= "TRUE"


monitor_control.enable_svm= "TRUE" - Virtualization Technology News and Information for Everyone - (Author's Link) - April 17, 2009 7:35 AM

Remember the video series we talked about a while back that described how to install VMware ESX Server inside a virtual machine running on VMware Workstation 6? Well now you can get away with a completely free solution, installing VMware ESXi on VMware

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