ESX host installation on vmware guest

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When I try to install ESX host on vmware guest, it is not letting me to install. It is not letting me to intall, it says " Ensure that at least one physical network adaptor required ....."  How can I fix this?
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What virtualization software is used for creating the vmware guest? What version of ESXi are you trying to install?

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Have you added a NIC to the VM??

I'm presuming that you are using something like VMware Workstation and trying to add an ESXi host to that???
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Maybe there is no NIC/drivers on the PC/Server you are using.
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What I have done so far is that I have installed ESX5i on it. Now I want to test DR and clustering so I'm trying to install ESX5i top of it and having this error message.

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Articles looks good and I will try and let you know.

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So your trying to nest ESXi inside ESXi then.

Read this

http://tsmith.co/2011/creating-a-nested-esxi-5-environment/

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Yes, ESXi on ESXi. Thank you very much.

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From the article, how do I verify is it version 8 HW  or not?


Next, create a VM for each ESXi host with 2CPUs, and at least 4GB of RAM. When creating the VM, make sure that it is version 8 HW, a
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By Default ALL, VMs on ESXi 5.0 are 8.

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Yes as hanccocka says all vm's created from scratch on ESXi 5.0 are hw version 8.

You can change this to version 7 though if you are doing a custom install.

You can also check the version number by clicking on the host then select virtual machines and scroll along to the VM Version column. I can't remember if this is there by defaul though so you may need to add it.

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