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Windows Server 2016

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  • Check with VMware.  They would need to provide their support statements for Nano and instructions to build a VM that runs in their environment.

    You could try building the VHDX using the Microsoft procedures and then use VMware's tool to convert the VHDX to vmdk, but you still need a support statement from VMware as to whether or not they support this.

    Or maybe they have produced their own tool for creating a vmdk of Nano server.  Again, need to check with VMware.


    . : | : . : | : . tim


    Wednesday, July 20, 2016 3:19 PM
  • Hi,

    3 options.

    1 - Your software can directly use a VHD or VHDX hard drive in the configuration of the virtual machine. So when you create it , you specify the file.

    2 - Your software can't. You use a third part to transform the file VHD(x) to VMDK.

    3 - You use a WinPe to configure and expand the file to the hard drive (WIM instead of a VHD).

    Wednesday, July 20, 2016 3:29 PM
  • With a vmware host, remember to add the OEM drivers packages

    -Packages Microsoft-NanoServer-OEM-Drivers-Package

    or

    -OEMDrivers

    with Host

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    And only

    -Packages Microsoft-NanoServer-OEM-Drivers-Package

    with Guest


    Wednesday, July 20, 2016 4:53 PM