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Is it possible to install Windows Server 2012 RC on VMware ESXi

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  • Hi everyone,

    I just downloaded Windows Server 2012 RC ISO and have tried to install it on VMware ESXi Version 5.0.0.0 Build 469512. However, after loading files, I saw the following message displaying on the black background.

    Your PC needs to restart.
    Please hold down the power button.
    Error Code: 0x0000005D
    Parameters:
    0x000000000FEBFBFF
    0x0000000020000800
    0x0000000000000000
    0x0000000000000000

    Anybody knows if any problem occurs due to OS-based or virtualization technology supported.

    T.s


    SharePoint Vietnam | Blog | Twitter

    Friday, June 01, 2012 6:29 AM

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  • Hi,

    Please understand that VMware is not produced by Microsoft, we have less information regarding third party software. Based on the current situation, please contact VMware support to check if the current version of VMware ESXi can support Windows Server 2012 RC or if there is any update can support Windows Server 2012 RC. Thanks for your understanding!

    BTW, Hyper-V can support Windows Server 2012 RC normally.

    Regards,


    Arthur Li

    TechNet Community Support

    Friday, June 01, 2012 8:32 AM
    Moderator
  • Thuan, I'm not Microsoft support, but just sharing what I learned recently.

    Installing patch 2 may work (this VMware article was published before the May 31 Release Candidate)
    http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/microsite.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=2006859&sliceId=2&docTypeID=DT_KB_1_1

    but installling ESXi 5.0 Update 1 will likely get it it working for you, tested that myself, documented here:
    http://tinkertry.com/vsphere-5-0-update-1-released

    Next step, trying out nested Hyper-V.  In other words, seeing if VMware ESXi 5.0 Update 1 can run the latest Hyper-V role (which is included with the Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate, or as a separate Hyper-V only download from MSDN called:
    en_microsoft_hyper-v_server_2012_release_candidate_x64_dvd_863837.iso

    This nesting is not great for speed, but a great idea if you just want to kick the tires/try out/learn Hyper-V, without having to dual boot out of ESXi.

    Nesting was able to boot Hyper-V in earlier betas:
    http://tinkertry.com/windows-server-8-beta-hyper-v-runs-fine-on-esxi-5-0-patch-02/

    but VMs couldn't be run under Hyper-V, so it was a kind of useless exercise, perhaps it'll work now, or perhaps we'll have to wait until GA level Server 2012 and/or ESXi 5.1, time and further testing will tell...


    Friday, June 01, 2012 1:56 PM
  • Here same problem.

    Does anybody has fix for the combination : Server 2012 Beta + Vmware Vsphere 5?

    Saturday, June 02, 2012 12:11 PM
  • Same problem, same error code, different parameters - XenServer 6.0
    Sunday, June 03, 2012 9:02 PM
  • I get the exact same problem in VirtualBox (4.1.16), and have also tried it in VMWare server (GSX 2.) with the same results. My host machine is no slouch - Core i7 with 4 cores (8 with hyperthreading), Win 7 x64 Enterprise, 12GB RAM....I'd love any thoughts on this as well!
    Monday, June 04, 2012 4:22 PM
  • Very interesting.  I get the same problem (with Windows 8 RP) on one machine, but not another!

    First PC (older tower):

       CPU:  Intel Core Quad Q6600 at 2.40 GHz (not overclocked)

       RAM:  8 GB

       Base OS:  Windows Server 2008 (not R2) Standard, SP1, 64-bit

       VM:  VirtualBox 4.1.16 (78094) [VB]

    I have Windows 8 Preview Candidate (64-bit) installed and running with no problems on this PC in VB (and many other OSes as well).  Running the Windows 8 "Upgrade Assistant", either on the base PC or in the VM, tells me that my CPU is incapable of running Windows 8, and, if I try to install, I get the same error message (first parameter is 178BFBFF, 2nd is the same).

    Second PC (HP Pavilion g7-1150us laptop):

       CPU:  Intel Core i3 (M370) at 2.40 GHz (not overclocked)

       RAM:  8 GB

       Base OS:  Windows 7 Professional, SP1, 64-bit

       VM:  VirtualBox 4.1.14 (77440)

    I have several VMs (all running in VB) on this PC, all run with no problem (Windows and Linux OSes).  I deliberately turned off the "Enable PAE/NX" in the VB System / Processor tab and Windows 8 RP 64-bit installed with no problem.  I also was using an ISO image, not a DVD, and I was connected to that ISO image over my LAN.  This probably made installation slower, but it worked without a hitch.  I did a "bare" install (not an upgrade, no OS in new VM); this wasn't a problem either.

    So Windows 8 RP is up and running just fine on one PC, but not the other.  Perhaps it's the base OS?  But Mark H. is having a problem with W7x64 Enterprise while I had no problem with W7x64 Professional (Mark, do you have SP1 installed?).  Maybe it really doesn't like the older CPU?!

    First impression: W8 RP screen refresh is slower than W8 CP.

    Oh, and I tried an install of Windows Server 2012 RC on the second PC and got it to work, but had to update VirtualBox to 4.1.16 because the older WDDM driver wouldn't work (the Manage Server application always had a black screen).  Now if I could just figure out how to get networking going, it might be worth playing with.  But it refuses to recognize that there is a driver for the "Ethernet Card"; repeated installs of the Guest Additions just doesn't do anything.  Trying to specify the driver that works for Windows 8 RP 64-bit didn't work at all.


    Tuesday, June 05, 2012 7:32 AM
  • I am having issues installing Windows Server 8 RC

    (8400.0.WINMAIN_WIN8RC.120518-1423_X64FRE_SERVER_EN-US-HRC_SSS_X64FRE_EN-US_DV5.ISO)

    on ESXi build 702118 (with patch ESXi500-201205001)

    The installation will fail with the error code 0x0000005D.

    The Host is ProLiant DL380 with Xeon X5260.

    Anyone have any clues ?

    Tuesday, June 05, 2012 8:45 AM
  • Hi,

    I just managed to install Windows Server 2012 beta on VMware Workstation 8.0.2. The first attempts failed to error that adpu.sys or arc.sys was missing (error code 0xc0000017). I removed all unnecessary components like soundcard and floppy disk from virtual machine and was able to install OS. It's different platform but there's not so much information about combination VMware + Windows 2012 available so it might be worth of trying even with ESXi.

    -Jani-

    Thursday, June 07, 2012 6:45 AM
  • Hi,

    Server 2012 RC works with ESXi 5.0 Build 702118 on ASUS motherboard P5Q-E, Intel CPU Q9450

    Server 2012 RC works on VMware Workstation 8.0.3

    BUT, Server 2012 RC dont work with ESXi 5.0 Build 702118 on Intel server motherbord S5000PSL, Intel CPU 2 x Xeon E5420. (I did get the Server 8 Beta to run on this box)

    Could it be Intel CPU 2 x Xeon E5420 issue?


    /SaiTech




    • Edited by SaiTech Tuesday, June 12, 2012 3:33 PM
    Monday, June 11, 2012 7:49 PM
  • Definitely going to require another ESXi patch. :(   I wish MSFT would quit messing with it, and I'm sure they knew in advance that this was broken.  They certainly know that 95% of these installs are going to be on ESXi.

    Tuesday, June 12, 2012 8:32 AM
  • Hi everyone,

    I just downloaded Windows Server 2012 RC ISO and have tried to install it on VMware ESXi Version 5.0.0.0 Build 469512. However, after loading files, I saw the following message displaying on the black background.

    Your PC needs to restart.
    Please hold down the power button.
    Error Code: 0x0000005D
    Parameters:
    0x000000000FEBFBFF
    0x0000000020000800
    0x0000000000000000
    0x0000000000000000

    Anybody knows if any problem occurs due to OS-based or virtualization technology supported.

    T.s


    SharePoint Vietnam | Blog | Twitter

    Hi, work - look this - http://www.petenetlive.com/KB/Article/0000618.htm

    

    • Edited by DPS_Russia Thursday, June 14, 2012 4:41 PM
    Thursday, June 14, 2012 4:36 PM
  • Enabling No Execute Memory Protection in host BIOS fixed the issue.
    • Edited by PeterBalon Friday, June 15, 2012 11:35 AM
    Friday, June 15, 2012 8:47 AM
  • Hi,

    I dont have that setting in my host BIOS "Data Execution Prevention, (or No Execute Memory Protection).".

    Is there any other way to dissable this for the guest, like dissable NX flags for the guest?


    /SaiTech

    Saturday, June 16, 2012 1:02 PM
  • Hi, and thanks for the input about the  "Data Execution Prevention, (or No Execute Memory Protection)." But I did not have tha same settings in my host BIOS but one setting that talked about "buffer overflow", and now it works with Windows 2012 RC1, and ESXi 5..

    I used the "Windows Server 2008 R2 64bit" guest maschine

    Thanks..


    /SaiTech





    • Edited by SaiTech Wednesday, June 20, 2012 5:57 PM
    Saturday, June 16, 2012 3:51 PM
  • so the fix for this issue is to change the bios setting on the machine you are running ESXi or VM Workstation on?

    I'm using vmware workstation 8 on windows 7 professional sp1, and I am getting this error as well???

    Wednesday, June 20, 2012 12:50 AM
  • I was able to install 2012 RC on ESXi 5 Update 1. Instead of selecting OS as Windows 8 64 bit, you need to select Windows Server 2008 R2 64bit while installing 2012 64bit RC.

    Don't be a prick ! Be reasonable and provide your feedback. Say something whether the suggestion was helpful or not, mark a reply as answer if that really helps you, don't leave that choice to moderators, let the credit go to a contributor who has invested his precious time on your questions. Please be informed that, moderators are also humans and they also make mistakes ;-)


    Wednesday, June 20, 2012 9:49 AM
  • "so the fix for this issue is to change the bios setting on the machine you are running ESXi or VM Workstation on?"

    -You do the BIOS setting on the physical host box, and not the VM guest.


    /SaiTech

    Wednesday, June 20, 2012 5:58 PM
  • Is is even possible to nest Windows Server 2012 in VMware ESXi and install the Hyper-V role and run VMs in the Hyper-V. More info can be found here:

    http://www.ivobeerens.nl/2012/06/28/nest-windows-server-2012-hyper-v-in-vmware-esxi-5/


    • Edited by ief Thursday, June 28, 2012 10:00 AM
    Thursday, June 28, 2012 9:59 AM
  • First thanks to the other Poster who posted a link to my website! - the article I wrote there was for running server 2012 on Workstation 8. I had the same problem today on ESX5i and annoyingly found MY OWN post!!

    I have updated the article with my ESX findings if anyone else has the same problem.

    Windows Server 2012 RC - Install Error

    Pete



    Regards Pete Long http://www.petenetlive.com

    Thursday, June 28, 2012 1:12 PM
  • I ve done an article where I explain how to virtualize Windows server 2012 RC on VirtuaBox, Vmware WS and ESXi 5.0. I explain EFI Bios usage, fix Error Code: 0x0000005D

    check here : http://buenoflex.com/archives/26

    BR
    Arnaud Buonaccorsi
    GSX Corp



    • Edited by buenoflex Wednesday, July 18, 2012 3:37 PM
    Sunday, July 01, 2012 8:31 PM
  • I ve done an article where I explain how to virtualize Windows server 2012 RC on VirtuaBox, Vmware WS and ESXi 5.0. I explain EFI Bios usage, fix Error Code: 0x0000005D

    check here : http://buenoflex.com/?p=26

    BR
    Arnaud Buonaccorsi
    GSX Corp


    Thank you,

    Simply disable floppy drive in esx, esxi or Workstation. Same thing for Windows 8 Desktop.

    Thursday, July 05, 2012 7:35 PM
  • This worked for me using ESXi 5 update 2 with a HP ML370 G5, thanks!
    Friday, July 13, 2012 2:15 PM
  • Enabling No Execute Memory Protection in host BIOS fixed the issue.

    Thank you Peter. The Enabling No Execute Memory Protection in host BIOS did the trick for me. I had forgot I had done a BIOS reset earlier today to fix another issue. Enabling this back on made my install work smooth :-)

    Friday, July 20, 2012 7:22 PM
  • On my Dell PowerEdge 2950 III, the bios setting was called "Execute Disable", and it was disabled by default. Turning it on seemed to work like the rest of you.
    Sunday, August 26, 2012 12:46 AM
  • Check this posting. It has detail steps on how to load Windows 2012 with hyper-V and hyper-V server on ESXi. Remember this is not a supported configuration.

    http://cavarpe.wordpress.com/2012/09/04/configure-windows-server-2012-or-hyper-v-2012-vm-on-esxi-5/

    Tuesday, September 04, 2012 10:38 PM
  • I was  able to install Windows 2012 Standard (RTM) into VMware ESXi 5.0 U1 by enabling EFI on the VM itself.  Go to Edit Settings > Options > Advanced > (can't remember exactly) > .... and put a check mark in the box for EFI.  I then installed W2K12 with no problem.  Give it a shot.
    Friday, September 07, 2012 5:23 PM
  • running the machine as Windows Server 2008 R2 64bit while installing 2012 64bit RC. did the trick for me.
    Friday, September 14, 2012 12:45 AM
  • ok new to forums but hay here goes, i installed 2012 by upgrading from 2008 installed without a problem and no tinkering involved
    Tuesday, September 18, 2012 10:53 AM
  • FYI, a different approach works as well, so I wrote this up:
    http://tinkertry.com/esxi-5-1-running-hyper-v-server-2012
    specifically for ESXi 5.1 and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012, which are both now Generally Available.
    • Edited by tinkererguy Monday, September 24, 2012 10:27 AM
    Monday, September 24, 2012 10:26 AM
  • And now that the bits are all GA (both ESXi 5.1 and Windows Server 2012), there's a simple video showing the exact install steps, which is to basically choose
    “Windows Server 2012 (64 bit)”

    then install VMware Tools, which now work great.

    Wrote it all up here:
    Microsoft Windows Server 2012 runs fine on VMware ESXi 5.1
    http://tinkertry.com/windows-server-2012-runs-fine-on-esxi-5-1

    Wednesday, September 26, 2012 4:20 PM
  • Friday, October 26, 2012 12:37 PM
  • Friday, October 26, 2012 12:38 PM
  • Friday, October 26, 2012 12:40 PM
  • Bu can install in ESXi 5.0 also, open the below link for step by step instruction

    Install Windows 8/ Windows Server 2012 RC/RTM VM on VMware ESXi 5.0 without installing ESXi Patch
    Friday, October 26, 2012 12:41 PM
  • I have to say, that again, this is typical microsoft.

    The entire world uses vmware (quite rightly, as I have seen hyper-v fail catastrophically on two occasions, in two workplaces), yet, they change their OS to make it as difficult as possible to run on the worlds most popular / most stable hypervisor.

    Grow up msft. we arent going to change to hyper-v just because you keep moving the goal posts!

    Saturday, December 08, 2012 11:20 AM
  • Good article, Pete - thanks!
    Monday, December 10, 2012 4:29 PM