My ramblings on the stuff that holds it all together
Can you run ESX as a VM under ESX?
Crazy, yeah – but hey you’ve got to try it, prompted by a question from Prasad – can you run ESX in a VM under ESX?
In the interest of science I just tried this, I used VM Convertor to convert my working ESX under workstation image as-is to my ESX box (hoping it would keep the custom settings intact, and saving me from having to rebuild it)
good news, the VM converter did it’s thing and it does start up on the ESX box.
..bad news, it doesn’t get past this screen as far as I can tell…it’s sat there for a good 20mins so I don’t think its going to get much further.
Also tried to import my ESX 3i image to see if that would work, but VM Convertor wouldn’t import it for some reason, so will have to try a clean install on that.
Looks like some kind of error when it’s trying to determine what version it is..
[2008-06-13 00:23:29.164 ‘P2V’ 5748 error] [task,295] Task failed: P2VError UNKNOWN_METHOD_FAULT(sysimage.fault.OsVersionNotFound)
[2008-06-13 00:23:29.164 ‘P2V’ 5748 verbose] [task,339] Transition from InProgress to Failure requested
[2008-06-13 00:23:29.164 ‘P2V’ 5748 verbose] [task,388] Transition succeeded
Ah well, anyone know how to get this going/if it’s possible?