Vmware Esxi and Windows server 2012

Ryan Lin
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Hi all,

I am currently 4 ESXi platform with windows 2008 server.  it has been working great without any major issue.
I need suggestions for windows server 2012. which version of ESXi is the most stable for server 2012.
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems Administrator

5.0 update 1 and higher supports windows 2012
5.0 update 2 and higher supports windows 2012 r2
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VMware vSphere ESXi 5.0U2, 5.0U3
VMware vSphere ESXi 5.1, 5.1U1, 5.1U2, 5.1U3
VMware vSphere ESXi 5.5, 5.5U1, 5.5U2
VMware vSphere ESXi 6.0

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I would consider 5.5 U2, or 6.0


Hi Seth,

Thanks for providing comments on my question. I am looking for suggestions in this question. I am trying to configure which version will have less issue with server 2012. Your answer provides too many possible solution. Thanks again for the answer.

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