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Is there a link anywhere that lists all OS that are supporitng and VM's on vsphere 5.x

what is the risk on operating an unsupported OS on a VM , if any ?
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Nick RhodeIT DirectorCommented:
List of Guest OS:  http://www.vmware.com/advantages/infrastructure/guest-os.html

Not necessarily risks its just you might see a performance decrease and random errors so stability is a factor.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Is there a link anywhere that lists all OS that are supporitng and VM's on vsphere 5.x

The HCL.....

The Best List is the Hardware Compatibility List and Search BY OS

http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php

this is the BIBLE!

@NRhode your list is out of date the Hardware Compatibility List, is the main Guest OS reference. (e.g. Windows 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1 are not listed!)

what is the risk on operating an unsupported OS on a VM , if any ?

Not Listed on the HCL - VMware Support cannot support you. The OS software will not install.
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pma111Author Commented:
At what stage do you "select" the OS for your VM, i.e. I;ve read of risks with not selecting the correct OS selection for your VM when it goes live, but at what stage is this done?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
At Creation of the Virtual Machine, it's part of the Wizard. It can be changed afterwards in the VM Options.
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pma111Author Commented:
Not sure the issue, this was the answer which helped.
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