Monday, August 20, 2012

Windows 8 (RTM) on ESXi 5.0

SkyHi @ Monday, August 20, 2012
on ESXi 5.0 Update 1 Build 623860, and Build 768111

4)  Create Windows 8 Pro x64 Virtual Machinefollow along carefully, verifying you have each checkbox set correctly:
(Update 11:56pm ET Aug 15th, Windows 8 Pro x86 install is nearly identical to the screenshots below, instead choosing Microsoft Windows 8 (32-bit), and leaving the BIOS alone (no UEFI needed)
If you thin provision (pretend you have more storage available than you physically do), be sure to watch your VMFS filesystem available disk space very very carefully!
Get ready to click with your mouse to give the console focus, then press any key to get the virtual UEFI BIOS to boot from the virtual DVD!