Netware 3.11 Virtualization

We are running a Netware 3.11 server for a legacy app which can not be moved to Windows.  As you can imagine, the hardware is getting pretty old.  Rather than replacing the hardware, would it be doable to run Netware 3.11 on Microsoft Hyper-V?
AFlowersIT ManagerAsked:
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jakethecatukCommented:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/hyperv-supported-guest-os.aspx - and the answer is no.

http://www.vmware.com/support/ws5/doc/intro_supguest_ws.html - under VMWare, the answer is still no (but you stand more chance on VMWare).

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jakethecatukCommented:
forgot to add...of course, Netware 3 is not officially supported by Microsoft or VMWare.  There is every chance that it will work, but if you have problems you will struggle to get support from either of them.
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AFlowersIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the quick reply.

Even though it's unsupported, is there any way to make it happen anyway?
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jakethecatukCommented:
Do you still have the install media for Netware?  If you do, suggest you try and do an install and see if it works.  If it does, try and migrate the old box to your VM.

What I know about Netware could be written on the back of a postage stamp - sorry can't be any more help.

How would you do a recovery to another physical box?  If you know how to do that, then the process to a VM would be very similar.
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davorinCommented:
I guess that vmware could support NW3.11.
Here it is link to installation guide and NW4.2 is included:
http://pubs.vmware.com/guestnotes/wwhelp/wwhimpl/js/html/wwhelp.htm

And here link of printing problem case  - NW3.12 on vmware:
http://communities.vmware.com/thread/29727
http://www.ffnn.nl/pages/articles/linux/vmware-player-image-creation.php
Sorry, I can not find any info about NW on hyper-v.
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AFlowersIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
Thank you both for the suggestions.  That at least gives me so ideas to think about.
I hope I did the point split correctly!
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