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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GG VPCommented:
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
AsifCommented:
Also you can use http://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php
To check which version supports which guest OS.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
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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CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
VMware ESXi 5.0      5.0.0      2011-08-24      469512
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You are running GA, e.g. the first release of ESXi 5.0. Windows 2012 is NOT Supported.

Support for Windows 2012, was introduced in

5.0 U1

Upgrade to at least 5.0 U1, which is build 623860

Upgrading is easy.....using offline patch....

see here

HOW TO: Upgrade from VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESXi 5.1 to VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESXi 5.5 for FREE

same commands as per my EE Article, but just change the files you need to download....

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CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
were going for 5.5.0
GG VPCommented:
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

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/VMWare/Q_28568334.html#a40461843
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Just check hardware is supported, same document, applies to upgrade.
CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
should be fine, as we have same box elsewhere on it.
CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
will deploy 2k12 after 5.5.0 installed.
Ronald HineNetwork & Fleet AdministratorCommented:
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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