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Install windows 2012 VM to esxi 5.0.0?

Can i, as i don't get the option when adding a VM??

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Ronald Hine

8/22/2022 - Mon
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What is the version of the ESXi you are running.

Per VMware, Windows Server 2012 is fully supported for

ESXi 5.5/5.1
ESXi 5.0 Update 1,
ESXi 5.0 Update 2
ESXi 5.0 Update 3.

Reference:

http://blogs.vmware.com/guestosguide/2012/09/windows-server-2012-2.html

http://blogs.vmware.com/guestosguide/2013/10/windows-server-2012-r2.html

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2006859
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

Which version of vCenter Server are you running?

You can always use Windows 2008 R2 (64 bit), but ensure, you have the correct patch level for Windows 2012.
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VMware ESXi 5.0      5.0.0      2011-08-24      469512
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were going for 5.5.0
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Yes, ESXi 5.5.0 supports Windows Server 2012 as well as Windows server 2012 R2.

Kindly refer to the following VMware Compatibility webpage

http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php?deviceCategory=software

https://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/VMWare/Q_28568334.html#a40461843
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

Just check hardware is supported, same document, applies to upgrade.
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should be fine, as we have same box elsewhere on it.
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will deploy 2k12 after 5.5.0 installed.
Ronald Hine

Ok, according to the to a download I have, ESXi 5.0.0 U3 is build Number 1918656 which is compatible with HP GL380 G5 Servers. When I look at the ESXi console, it reads 5.0.0 1918656.

My question is, is build 1918656 5.0.0 U3
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