VMware ESXi

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VMware ESXi is a virtualization platform that installs and runs on the server to be virtualized. It is also known as "VMware vSphere® Hypervisor"

Installation Procedure

eComStation 2.1

eComStation 2.1 running on ESXi 5.5 Server

eComStation boots and install correctly on ESXi.

Once you create the virtual machine the OS installation is very straight forward like installing other OSes on ESXi. Remember that to install and create a Virtual Machine you need to use VMWare vSphere client under Windows.

There was nothing special on the custom eCS instal boot, I just added ACPI support to test multiple cores.

  • Tested version: VMWare ESXi 5.5.0 B1331820
Drivers
Component Name Driver
Audio
Video SNAP: Select SNAP during eComStation install.
USB USB Controller 2.0/1.0 Not tested
Parallel Port Not tested
Serial Port Not tested
Network PCNET FASTIII.
PCNET PCI II
Intel PRO/1000MT
PCnet-FAST III on eComStation Installer
Tools and additions pack There is no mouse integration available
Shared folders Not supported

USB

If on the virtual machine you enable USB 1.x/2.x support, on the eComStation installation procedure it will recognise one EHCI port and one UHCI port.

Further testing needed.

Power

Mensys ACPI driver can shutdown the virtual machine without any problems.

Network

On the installation the default ESXi network driver gets recognized as "AMD PCnet Ethernet Family Adapter". It works without problems.

Links

  • More info at: [1]
  • Free Download: [2]