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  • As much as I would like to say we are a 100% hyper-v user I can not.

    I just tried to install vcenter.  It didn't go so well with the installer ending with an error message that said I needed to use Win. Xp-Sp2 or higher.  This is with vcenter 5.xx

    Has anyone else tried vcenter and windows 8?


    Dusty

    Friday, August 17, 2012 10:50 PM

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    Monday, August 20, 2012 6:53 PM
  • Right click the VMWare setup icon and go to Properties then change the compatibility to Windows 7.

    This will allow the software to install however console will not work in Windows 8. You will need to install the VMware Workstation Technology Preview - July 2012 from here: http://communities.vmware.com/community/vmtn/beta/workstationtp2012 - Bottom left corner of the page has the download.

    Once installed go to File > Connect to Server and enter VMWare server IP. Console will work inside this app. You'll have to run it side by side with the vSphere client to manage them.
    Tuesday, August 28, 2012 3:04 PM

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  • Why do I need sp3 for xp for my windows 8 box which is the forum we are in? 

    I know the error said I needed xp-sp3 or newer.  That error just says it doesn't recognize win8 and I was hoping someone had a workaround but I guess there are not to many early adopters.


    Dusty

    Monday, August 20, 2012 1:32 PM
  • So, I need to slip stream xp-sp3 into my win-8 box in order to get vsphere to work?  Im sorry Im not following what your trying to say. 

    Dusty

    Monday, August 20, 2012 7:08 PM
  • Ohh.  Right.  I just want to get vcenter-Client to install on my windows 8 box so I can get into my VMs again and set up the new ones I need to do. 

    Dusty

    Monday, August 20, 2012 7:30 PM
  • Right click the VMWare setup icon and go to Properties then change the compatibility to Windows 7.

    This will allow the software to install however console will not work in Windows 8. You will need to install the VMware Workstation Technology Preview - July 2012 from here: http://communities.vmware.com/community/vmtn/beta/workstationtp2012 - Bottom left corner of the page has the download.

    Once installed go to File > Connect to Server and enter VMWare server IP. Console will work inside this app. You'll have to run it side by side with the vSphere client to manage them.
    Tuesday, August 28, 2012 3:04 PM
  • Thanks for the tip Byron. I have been living without console for the last month or so. Downloading Technology Preview now. Alternatively, if you are running vcenter web client (server) you can use the console through the browser. 

    Thursday, September 27, 2012 8:58 PM