Windows Server 2008 on ESX

Will Windows Server 2008 work on ESX 3.0??
Starquest321Asked:
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rvthostCommented:
Hello - I haven't tried, but review page 31 of this doc:

http://www.vmware.com/pdf/GuestOS_guide.pdf

Snippet:

Support
32-Bit Version
This operating system has experimental support as a guest operating system on the following VMware
products:
À„ VMware Workstation 6.0.1, 6.0.2
Experimental support for 2way Virtual SMP on Workstation 6.0.1, 6.0.2
À„ VMware ACE 2.0.1, 2.0.2
À„ VMware ESX Server 3.5Windows Server 2008 RC0
Experimental support for Virtual SMP
64-Bit Version
This operating system has experimental support as a guest operating system on the following VMware
products:
À„ VMware Workstation 6.0.1, 6.0.2
Experimental support for 2way Virtual SMP on Workstation 6.0.1, 6.0.2
À„ VMware ACE 2.0.1, 2.0.2
À„ VMware ESX Server 3.5Windows Server 2008 RC0
Experimental support for Virtual SMP
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Starquest321Author Commented:
Experimental - does this mean stable?
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rvthostCommented:
I'd have to check to see if I can find their formal definition.  My understanding is that it has gone through basic testing and will operate on ESX.  Support is given as "best effort" with no guaranteed fixes if a problem arises.
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rvthostCommented:
Found it, here's the def:

VMware includes certain "experimental features" in some of our product releases. These features are there for you to test and experiment with. We do not expect these features to be used in a production environment. However, if you do encounter any issues with an "experimental feature", we are interested in any feedback you are willing to share. Please submit a support request via the normal access methods. You will receive an auto-acknowledgement of your request. We cannot, however, commit to troubleshoot, provide workarounds or provide fixes for these "experimental features".
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Starquest321Author Commented:
So that mean windows 2008 server CANNOT be run on ESX in production environment . . .what I call bottom line answer :)
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