vSphere Hypervisor

 View Only
  • 1.  OEM Version on ESXi

    Posted Sep 15, 2013 05:32 PM

    It's possible to install Windows Server 2012 Essentials OEM version to ESXi host? Will it be possible to upgrade ESXi host in future without loosing OEM Windows Server license?



  • 2.  RE: OEM Version on ESXi

    Posted Sep 15, 2013 05:43 PM

    Hi pattosk,

    Welcome to the community. Yes it is possible to install Windows Server 2012 Essentials can be installed on a VM on ESXI. Windows Server 2012 is fully supported for ESXi 5.1 and ESXi 5.0 U1 and ESXi 5.0 U2. If you are running any of these versions you should be good to go. Upgrading ESXi does not have anything to do with Windows guest licensing. So, no you will not lose the license after upgrading ESXi. And yes you can upgrade the ESXi in future without worry.



  • 3.  RE: OEM Version on ESXi

    Posted Sep 15, 2013 05:53 PM

    If this is a vendor OEM version, the installation may refuse to install and/or activate it. Please read the EULA for the OEM version to ensure you don't violate it by installing it in a VM, rather than on original hardware.

    André