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  1. Luigi Tiano
    Luigi Tiano at |

    Thanks for the info Chris. I was actually looking to try this in our lab as well.

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  2. Luke
    Luke at |

    Good step-by-step walk through. I saw you in passing at VMworld and meant to say hi. Turned around and you were gone. Thanks for the ping back. Fyi, it’s ThepHuck (pronounced Tep Huck), although everyone reads it how you posted it. Makes it memorable at least :-)

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  3. Nick Howell (@that1guynick)
    Nick Howell (@that1guynick) at |

    It’s worth noting this also works in Fusion by toggling the vhv.enable = TRUE param. Check out how vSamurai did this on an all-in-one Mac Mini setup. Pretty sweet stuff!

    -Nick from NetApp

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  4. Paul Braren
    Paul Braren at |

    Great article, Chris!
    Any chance you’ve had a chance to try this on ESXi 5.1 yet?

    FYI, following these exact instructions gets this error on first reboot of the “Microsoft Hyper-V Server” VM as it nears the end of the install:

    “Windows failed to start.”
    Status: 0xc0000001

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  5. Chris Wormald
    Chris Wormald at |

    Got the same problem as Paul with ESXi 5.1 and Hyper-V 2012 :
    “Windows failed to start.”
    Status: 0xc0000001

    Any ideas?

    Thanks

    Chris

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  6. Installing Hyper-V Server 2012 on ESXi 5 [Video] | Wahl Network

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  7. Chris Wormald
    Chris Wormald at |

    Investigated the ESXi 5.1 and Hyper-V 2012 problem a bit further and it looks like adding the following to the configuration parameters seems to get past the problem:
    hypervisor.cpuid.v0 = FALSE

    Thanks

    Chris

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  8. David Klee
    David Klee at |

    Chris, you’re awesome! Fantastic write up. You just saved me a lot of time for my weekend project! Thank you.

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  9. TinkerTry IT @ home | VMware ESXi 5.1 can run Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 VMs, nice!

    [...] Jul. 07 2013 Update: Alternative approach documented over here: http://wahlnetwork.com/wn/2012/09/05/installing-hyper-v-server-2012-on-esxi-5/ [...]

  10. Dave
    Dave at |

    Thanks for the info… however, I could not get this to work on ESXi 5.5 – Do you know of any additional steps required ? Thanks…

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  11. Paul Braren
    Paul Braren at |

    On my list of holiday projects, looking forward to it!

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  12. Nizam
    Nizam at |

    Thank you very much for this! Helped me to get started on my MS Virtualization Exam.

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