When attempting to install or upgrade VMWare vServer server or its components, you may get the following prompt:
Please insert the Disk: 1
If you click OK, the message reappears. Clicking Cancel results in the installation to roll back.
Copy the entire installation files to a location on the local hard drive and run the install/upgrade from there.
When running the installation from the local hard drive, and you get the error Provided password is wrong or empty, reboot and re-run the install from the local hard drive.
When attempting to install VMWare Tools on a Windows 2000 VM, you may get the following error:
To resolve, you need to install Security Update for Windows 2000 (KB835732) (requires SP4 as well).
ViewDbChk is a free tool that helps you overcome and clean up database inconsistencies for VMware Horizon View, the VMware solution for VDI.
The tool, available for version 5.3 and 6.0, can be downloaded through the link below. When downloading, be sure to select the correct version.
You can use the Guided Search Wizard for VMWare Compatibility Matrix to figure out if a certain version of ESX or feature is supported by a certain server or hardware platform:
Shutdown the VM.
Open .vmx file with Notepad or another plain text editor.
Add these lines:
hypervisor.cpuid.v0 = "FALSE" mce.enable = "TRUE" vhv.enable = "TRUE" vpmc.enable = "TRUE"
Save and start the VM. Now you can install the Hyper-V role.
Before installing ROK licenses on your virtual machines on VMware, be sure to allow SMBios reflection of the host to the VM's. Otherwise, authorization will fail with a This system is unsupported message.
To do this, go to the settings of your newly created VM. Click the tab Configuration, then click General, then the button Configuration Parameters. Add a new row:
SMBIOS.reflectHost = TRUE