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ESXi version that supports MS SQL 2012 (x64)

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> Virtualization of Windows 2012 requires ESXi 5.1 and ESXi 5.0 Update 2

Need to verify above statement: is ESXi 5.0 Upd 2 enough or we
need ESXi 5.1 ?


There's another comments I heard below:
>> Seems that MSSQL 2012 is not spported on 5.0 U2
>> http://partnerweb.vmware.com/comp_guide2/sim/interop_matrix.php
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Esxi 5.0 with U1 is supported as well. so ESXi 5.0 U1/U2 or 5.1
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 1160 total points
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from the Hardware Compatibility List here ESXi 5.0 U1 is the first version which VMware supports Windows 2012. There is no need to use ESXi 5.1, also be a little cautious of upgrading to ESXi 5.1, because system requirements have changed with processors, so check your server is supported on the HCL.

ESXi 5.0 U1 support for Windows 2012
Check the VMware HCL (Hardware Compatibility Lists) here

http://www.vmware.com/go/hcl
http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php
http://partnerweb.vmware.com/comp_guide2/search.php

You other reference, I believe relates to VMware vCenter Server, and databases which it requires, not the virtualisation of a server/computer installed with Windows 2012 and SQL 2012.
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by:sunhux
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Ok, now I just heard one more thing:

If we wanted to install MS SQL 2012 in a VM with WSFC (Windows Server
Failover cluster), then the guest OS must be Win 2008 R2 Enterprise or
Datacenter.

AFter this, will close this thread
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
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Correct, Failover Clustering is in Enterprise or Datacenter, not Standard.
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by:sunhux
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I meant to ask will WSFC (Win Server Failover Clustering)
work in Windows 2012 or it has to be Win 2008 (Enterprise
& DC) ?
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Failover Clustering also works in Windows 2012.
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