Vmware ESXI Inside Virtualbox

This is a probably silly post, but I wanted to create a reference for all of those guys installing ESXi 5.1 in general and using VirtualBox, the steps are the same as ESXi 5.0, so here we go:

ESXi Machine Configuration on VirtualBox:

For the VM, create a Lunix 64-bit machine, and configure it as following:

at least 2100 MB of memory (ESXi installation will not complete if he detects memory below 2 GB):

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For the CPU, configure the machine with at least 2 processors, the installation will not continue if have 1 CPU:

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You might want to configure acceleration, however you won’t be able to start 64-bit machines on ESXi nested inside VirtualBox, this is because the VB doesn’t virtualize the CPU virtualization capabilities to VMs running inside it (sad).

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For the network, make sure to select a network that is detectable by the ESXi installation:

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once done, map the ISO file and let us rockNroll Winking smile.

Installing ESXi 5.1:

The screenshots are direct:

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Once done you are on the go, wait for the installation to complete.

Installing vCenter 5.1:

vCenter 5.1 introduce the new SSO thing, in this article, I am choosing to install the Basic SSO/vCenter combination, for the full SSO cluster thing, I will highly recommend http://derek858.blogspot.com/2012/09/vmware-vcenter-51-installation-part-1.html

Let us start with our next, next ok Journey:

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Once done with the SSO, setup will prompt you for the service information:

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So once installed you are done with your single server installation, congrats….Open-mouthed smile

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