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Can esxi5.1 support UNIX NCR MP-RAS SVR4 P TO V

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       I have a old unix system running on physical server, i want to do a P to V to our esxi 5.1 support, does esxi5.1 support this unix system for P to V ?

keith
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
It's not really, is it supported for P2V, it's whether the OS you have on the physical server, is supported by VMware ESXi.

So what is it.

Your OS supported list is in the HCL

http://www.vmware.com/go/hcl

Also is it based on Intel x86.
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gheistCommented:
There was such a system, but it didi not even get past Y2K
What it did back then is to support proprietary multiprocessing on NCR servers. That is not emulated in vmware.
Can you explain why would you want to keep anything related to such a dinosaur?
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piaakitAuthor Commented:
since we are no longer using this UNIX NCR MP-RAS SVR4 system, and the hardware of this server is getting very old, and without warranty, and we would like to keep it and thinking whether it support P to V into our vm environment
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gheistCommented:
That system never ran on a PC, it runs on NCR server that does not resemble PC, except that it has i486 processors.
Same way you could ask if you can virtualize lunar rover (it is i286), architecture is about that different.
And your problem is not P2V, it is super old hardware as such.

Can you account applications it runs? Maybe modern replacements run on common Linux? Or NetBSD or OpenBSD has loader for old executable format?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Not Supported turn it off and scrap it.
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