How do I install ESXi on Windows Server 2012?

How do I install ESXi on Windows Server 2012?


  1. Download the Windows Server 2012 R2 iso file from open the VMware ESXi web console, browse to the datastore and upload the ISO file.
  2. Create a virtual machine in VMware ESXi, attach the Windows Server installation media to the CD / DVD drive and power on the virtual machine.

Does ESXi 5.5 support Windows Server 2016?

Full Support for Windows Server 2016 has been introduced for these products: ESXi 5.5, ESXi 5.5 Update 1, ESXi 5.5 Update 2, ESXi 5.5 Update 3, ESXi 6.0, ESXi 6.0 Update 1 and ESXi 6.0 Update 2.

Does VMware 5.5 support Windows 2019?

9 Replies. as above, 2019 is not supported on 5.5 and 5.5 went end of life in September 2018. Upgrade ESXi to get support for Windows 2019.

Is VMware 5 still supported?

The End of General Support for vSphere 5.0 and vSphere 5.1 is August 24, 2016. To maintain your full level of support and subscription, you should upgrade to a supported version of vSphere. If you need assistance in moving to a newer version of vSphere, VMware’s vSphere Upgrade Service is available.

How do I install Windows 2012 Server ISO on VMware?

Part 1: Install Windows Server 2012 R2 Virtual Machine

  1. Step 1: Run VMware Workstation 9.0 and click File – New Virtual Machine.
  2. Step 2: Follows “New Virtual Machine Wizard”, click “Next”.
  3. Step 4: Browse installer disc image file you have just downloaded, click Next.
  4. Step 5: Choose Windows operational system version.

Can we install ESXi on Hyper V?

One of the new features with Windows Server 2019 is the Nested Virtualization. It means that you can run a VM inside a Virtual Machine. So, you also can run an ESXi inside a Hyper-V Virtual Machine.

What version of VMware workstation supports Server 2019?

Full Support for Windows Server 2019 has been introduced for these products: ESXi 6.0, ESXi 6.0 Update 1, ESXi 6.0 Update 2 and ESXi 6.0 Update 3. ESXi 6.5, ESXi 6.5 Update 1 and ESXi 6.5 Update 2. ESXi 6.7 and ESXi 6.7 Update 1.

Does ESXi 6.7 support Windows Server 2019?

Here you will be able to select Windows Server 2019 and list all supported ESXi releases. You see that all releases of ESXi 6.0, 6.5, and 6.7 are listed under Supported Releases on the Compatibility Guide. It is worth noting the VMware blog Guest OS Install Guide from the Guest OS Team.

Is NSX v going away?

Supporting NSX-V customers while delivering on NSX-T’s roadmap became difficult for VMware, so in 2018 VMware announced the NSX-V End of Support Life (EOS) date of January 16, 2022, and the end of technical guidance of January 16, 2023. This decision forces existing NSX-V customers to migrate to NSX-T.

How do I install Windows Server 2012 on virtual machine?

How do I run Windows Server 2012 on VMware?

Install Windows Server 2012 in VMware Workstation

  1. New Virtual Machine.
  2. Custom (advanced)
  3. Workstation Tech Preview.
  4. Select “I will install the operating system later”
  5. Select “Microsoft Windows” and select as version “Windows 8 x64”
  6. Set the Name and Location.
  7. Minimal 1 processor, 1 core.
  8. 2048 MB memory.