windowse core supported ?

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to install windows server 2016 core version on VMWARE 5.5 , is this supported ?

Do you have a link from Microsoft or VMWARE ?
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You can check VMWare compatibility  matrix.

ESXi 5.5 should  support Windows 2016.

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Related documentation from VMWare.
John TsioumprisSoftware & Systems Engineer

Commented:
Judging by a post about installing Vmware tools on it  :http://www.ntweekly.com/2016/01/05/install-vmware-tools-windows-server-2016-core/
i don't any reason why this could be an issue...
After all Windows Core is a minimized version of Windows Server...so less "overhead" ...less issues.
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Top Expert 2012
Commented:
https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2148624

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noxchoIT Product Manager
Top Expert 2009
Commented:
Yes, it is supported. And ESX installer can be downloaded from here: https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?productId=352&downloadGroup=ESXI550
Eprs_AdminSystem Architect

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Commented:
Thanks for the officail link.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Commented:
You are only entitled to download 5.5, if you have a valid license (Free or Paid).

If you've never downloaded 5.5 before, you will find it states not authorised to download.
kevinhsiehNetwork Engineer
Commented:
ESXi 5.5 is out of support, so you should be looking to go to 6.0, 6.5, or 6.7.
Eprs_AdminSystem Architect

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ok thanks for the hint with the support.

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