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#1 remixedcat

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:29

I have been working with someone from vmware on this and would like your input on this as well as a few tests:

http://communities.v...tart=0&tstart=0

Please click on the thread above for more details.


#2 +Frank B.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:35

Yo dawg, I heard you want to run a VM hypervisor in a virtual environment...

Seriously, what's the point of the exercise other than 'because I can'?

#3 Arkos Reed

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:54

just like HP does with storage in their EVAs, virtualize the abstraction layer to double the flexibility and security

Usually it's done the other way around, ESX hosting an HyperV, Xen or ESXi host, because it's much more stable

#4 OP remixedcat

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 19:23

Yo dawg, I heard you want to run a VM hypervisor in a virtual environment...

Seriously, what's the point of the exercise other than 'because I can'?


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#5 c.grz

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 21:33

Yep, we have ESXi on an old PowerEdge that has several virtual ESXi hosts plus a virtual SAN running openfiler and a vCenter appliance. It's really neat; let us play and try different settings all running in one physical server.

#6 *RedBull*

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 06:32

My name is RedBull and I approve of this thread. :D (Y)

#7 Raa

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 06:49

If it means I can do "fakeraid" via Hyper-V to provide "raid" on ESXi, i'd be okay with this actually...

#8 OP remixedcat

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 23:01

SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS MADE!!!

http://communities.v...art=15&tstart=0

#9 OP remixedcat

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:46

SUCCESS!!!!

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#10 +BeerFan

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:17

Hey congrats! I may give this a go at some point. (Y)

#11 OP remixedcat

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 17:41

thank you!!!!

#12 pes2013

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 23:39

Man that is pointless.....

But hey, everyone does what they want with their time...

#13 OP remixedcat

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 23:49

Like I said it's for labs...

#14 DrCheese

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 23:57

Yo dawg, I heard you want to run a VM hypervisor in a virtual environment...

Seriously, what's the point of the exercise other than 'because I can'?

You do it to test/learn an entire virtual environment, i.e a number of hosts and shared storage. It means you don't have to get a number of real physical servers to learn this stuff on. You wouldn't use it in production :p

#15 MrPc

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 21:20

remixedcat

It looks like you got past the issue of a x64 bit app as a guest of a nested esxi within Hyper V?....what was the final configuration that made it work? I seem to be stuck at only being able to run x32 bit guests within the nested ESXI within HyperV.

Any help on this would be great

Thanks



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