ESX 3.0.1 and Windows 2008 R2
Posted on 2010-11-18
Version ESX 3.0.1
ESX Host - Proliant DL 380 G5
4X 2.66Ghz (Intel Xeon 5150)
Im trying to install windows server 2008 on a new VM. There is is no option under guest operating system for windows server 2008 (this is esx 3.0.1), so I have tried with Vista 64bit and other-> 64bit .
THe problem is, as soon as I start the VM to install this OS, the RAM and CPU max out straight away.
- THis server was to have 4 CPUs and 4GB RAM, but when trying to install the OS with this config the ESX Host got maxed out too. I have lowered it down to 2CPUS and 2GB RAM, now the host doesnt get maxed, but the VM still does.
As soon as its switched on the VM the install screen comes up and I can click install now -> but then it just maxes out and frezzes up. Its basically eating ALL of the resource its given.
Any ideas? The host should be able to handle resource for another 15GB RAM and another 8GHz of CPU ... To me it seems like a limitation of 3.0.1 and Windows Server 2008.