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Xenserver on VMWare Workstation 7

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Hi,

Do you know an article which describes the (working) installation of Xenserver on VMWare Workstation 7?

I installed it, but cannot run a machine in Xenserver (virtual machine).

Thanks,
J.
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No, and yes that's to be expected.
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off-topic, try ESXi 5.0.
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is your VM 32 or 64 bit?
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do you get a HVM error message?

XenServer requires hardware virtualization to run Windows VMs; but not Linux VMs.

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I got Esx 4 directly on a server (hp microserver).
I could import the xenserver, would that make a chance to work (and why?)?
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ESX 4 - no.

ESXi 5.0 supports nested Hypervisors. Intel-VT or AMD-V is available to/in the VM.

http://www.vcritical.com/2011/07/vmware-vsphere-can-virtualize-itself/

http://www.veeam.com/blog/nesting-hyper-v-with-vmware-workstation-8-and-esxi-5.html

XenServer requires hardware virtualization to run Windows VMs; but not Linux VMs.

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So I could run ESX 5 in VMWare Workstation and import it?
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I would start off with ESXi 5.0 and import into it, or fresh install would be quicker.

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