Can I load ESXi 6.7 nested on a vSphere 6.0 ESXi VM

Stan Novinsky
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I am looking at nested virtualization in our vSphere 6.0 lab.  I want to look at ESXi 6.7.  

When I create a new VM and select other, I only see VMware ESXi 6.5.  

Is there any issues with selecting this option and then loading ESXi 6.7?
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Kenza CohenIT Solutions Provider

Commented:
The Same principles apply so you should be able to select vSphere 6.5 and install 6.7 on it :)

Obviously after creation make sure you upgrade the virtual hardware.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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6.5 selection is okay, continue.... and then install ESXi 6.7... but check CPU support.

other than your CPU must support ESXi 6.7!

Many CPU's were removed from ESXi 6.7, and the installer will not continue, even if Nested, because the CPU is NOT emulated in a vSphere environment.

What is your CPU in the host ?
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Dual Processors - Intel Xeon E5-2650 v2
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supported by ESXi 6.7.

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