Tuesday, November 10, 2009

VSphere and Windows 7 / Windows 2008 R2

It appears that VSphere (VMware 4.0) does not fully support the latest releases of Windows. Luckily there are some published workarounds.

Running Windows 7 or 2008 R2 as a VM
This is a simple fix - just dont use the VMware SVGA driver on the OS, instead use the generic Windows driver. It may also help to reconfigure hardware accelleration to OFF
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=1011709&sliceId=1&docTypeID=DT_KB_1_1&dialogID=47064540&stateId=0%200%2047326772

Running the VCenter client on Windows 7 or 2008 R2
This is a little more complicated and requires some tweaking of the system configuration. In my experience, its still a little shaky and has some stability problems.
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=1014316&sliceId=1&docTypeID=DT_KB_1_1&dialogID=47064540&stateId=0%200%2047326772

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