Running virtual machines in ESXi 4.0 running in VMWare Workstation 7 Beta

In VMWare Workstation 7 it is possible to choose VMWare ESX as Guest OS. Very nice, no more tricks are needed to get this working. Well, that’s what I thought. I added a Windows XP VM to ESXi but when I powered it up, it threw the error “You may not power on a virtual machine in a virtual machine“.

Adding the following lines to the ESXi .vmx file fixed this issue:

monitor.virtual_exec = “automatic”
monitor_control.restrict_backdoor = “TRUE”

monitor.virtual_exec = “automatic”

monitor_control.restrict_backdoor = “TRUE”

The result; a very slow Windows XP VM. Cool =)



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