15 February 2009

ESXi inside VmWare Workstation

If you want to try out vmware ESXi inside VmWare workstation, you have two things to look after:
  • Set the CPU to Intel-V or AMD-V
  • monitor_control.restrict_backdoor="true"

If you don't put this line in the VMX, you will get this error:
(You many not power on a virtual machine in a virtual machine.)

This means that ESXi detect it's running inside a VM and won't let you start a VM.

For those that understand my native french language, i published a step by step video on how to set this up from: