I have been moving my environment to Windows 2012 R2 from Windows 2003 network recently. One of server roles I was moving was domain controllers. I had two of them, both running Windows 2003 SP2. After a fresh installation of Windows 2012 and adding 2 new VMs to domain I installed Adtive Directory Domain Services and promoted […]
This is (not so) quick step-by-step guide how to install System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2. I assumed that you have an account on MS Technet to download evaluation software, you know how to install Windows Server 2012 or Hyper-V and you have lab environment to run few Virtual Machines.
This time you will learn how to set up virtual ESXi 5.5 (vESXi) inside physical ESXi 5.5 (pESXi). First 4 points are repeated from post about nested hyper-v, so if you have already done it, you can skip to point 5:
Previously I set up nested Hyper-V environment on ESXi 5.5. Now I will show you how to setup Hyper-V itself to prevent it from causing purple screen of death on ESXi when live migrating vms. I assume you have Hyper-V joined to your domain and followed my previous post about installing nested hyper-v.
Today I`m gonna show in quick step-by-step guide how to prepare ESXi and properly install Microsoft Hyper-V 2012 R2 as a VM inside ESXi 5.5 host. I assume that you have basic knowledge of how to install ESXi, use vSphere client, SSH and a bit of Linux commands. I actually have two ASRock Z87M Pro4 […]
This is quick step-by-step tutorial how to install Intel i217-v NIC found on Asrock Z87M Pro4 motherboard on Windows Server 2012 R2. Nic is passed through to OS by ESXi, so I believe it will work on physical instance of Win 2012 as well:
Since I spent many hours on finding proper motherboard with rest of needed components to get my lab working with VMWare ESXi I decided to write this post to make people find easy way to build ESXi 5.5 lab.