Windows Server 2012 not listed in guest operating system list in ESXi

Windows Server 2012 not listed in guest operating system list in ESXi or vCenter
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
VMware ESXi supports Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 from ESXi 5.0 U1.

See my EE Article for 5.1, it shows the installation, selecting Windows 2008 R2 as the OS......

see here

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

These lists are only templates, not special is done when an OS is selected, I would select the closet OS, e.g. Windows Server 2008 R2.

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Lior KarasentiCommented:
Which version of ESX you use?
Windows Server 2012 is not supported on ESXi/ESX 4.0 or 4.1.

see here:

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2006859
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Blue BerryAuthor Commented:
Using 5.1
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Blue BerryAuthor Commented:
I am new to all this
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Blue BerryAuthor Commented:
Is there a video tutorial out there that show how to upgred it
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Blue BerryAuthor Commented:
That will be helpful
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Blue BerryAuthor Commented:
Thank you
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