Running nested VMware ESXi 7.0 host under KVM hypervisor

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Prerequisites: hardware support for VT-x enabled nested virtualization for KVM Use below command to create KVM virtual machine containing VMware ESXi: virt-install --virt-type=kvm --name=vmware-esxi7 \ --ram 4096 --vcpus=4 \ --virt-type=kvm --hvm \ --cdrom /home/pawel/ISO/VMware/VMware-VMvisor-Installer-7.0U3d-19482537.x86_64.iso \ --network network:default,model=vmxnet3 \ --graphics vnc --video qxl \ --disk pool=default,size=32,sparse=true,bus=sata,format=qcow2 \ --boot cdrom,hd --noautoconsole --force \ --cpu host-passthrough --os-variant linux2020… Continue reading Running nested VMware ESXi 7.0 host under KVM hypervisor

Running nested VMware ESXi host under KVM hypervisor

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Prerequisites: hardware support for VT-x enabled nested virtualization for KVM Use below command to create KVM virtual machine containing VMware ESXi: virt-install --virt-type=kvm --name=vmware-esxi1 \ --ram 4096 --vcpus=4 \ --virt-type=kvm --hvm \ --cdrom /home/pawel/ISO/VMware/VMware-VMvisor-Installer-6.7.0.update01-10302608.x86_64.iso \ --network network:default,model=e1000 \ --graphics vnc --video qxl \ --disk pool=default,size=128,sparse=true,bus=ide,format=qcow2 \ --boot cdrom,hd --noautoconsole --force \ --cpu host-passthrough I was… Continue reading Running nested VMware ESXi host under KVM hypervisor

Running VMRC (VMware Remote Console) 9.0 on Fedora 28

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To run VMRC (VMware Remote Console) on Fedora 28 use below steps. Download VMRC 9.0 from VMware website (around 60MB): VMware Remote Console 9.0 for Linux Install VMRC 9.0 as a root: bash ./VMware-Remote-Console-9.0.0-4288332.x86_64.bundle To fix zlib version conflict (Fedora 28 ships with zlib 1.2.11 while VMRC 9.0 ships with zlib 1.2.9) use following commands… Continue reading Running VMRC (VMware Remote Console) 9.0 on Fedora 28