View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:59 pm



Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
 Work around for installing vCenter Server on 1.3Ghz HP 
Author Message

Joined: Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:19 am
Posts: 4
Reply with quote
Post Work around for installing vCenter Server on 1.3Ghz HP
Hi,
I am building a virtual study lab on a HP Microserver (dual core 1.3Ghz, 9GB RAM), and trying to install vCenter Server fails as the CPU is less than 2.0Ghz.

I only have 3 VMs to manage on this host. Is there a work around for installation ?
Thanks.


Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:23 pm
Profile
Site Admin

Joined: Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:13 pm
Posts: 3880
Reply with quote
Post Re: Work around for installing vCenter Server on 1.3Ghz HP
You could try the nocheckCPUIDlimit option - http://www.vm-help.com/esx40i/vmkernel_boot_options.php.

_________________
Dave Mishchenko
VMware vExpert 2009-2013
Image
Now available - VMware ESXi: Planning, Implementation, and Security
Also available - vSphere Quick Start Guide


Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:57 pm
Profile

Joined: Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:19 am
Posts: 4
Reply with quote
Post Re: Work around for installing vCenter Server on 1.3Ghz HP
Thanks Dave for your quick reply. I am trying to install vCenter Server on this hypervisor. I think your tutorial describes editing a hypervisor itself.

How can do similar "hacking" to make a vCenter Server install on my Win7 VM ? Thanks again.


Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:45 am
Profile
Site Admin

Joined: Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:13 pm
Posts: 3880
Reply with quote
Post Re: Work around for installing vCenter Server on 1.3Ghz HP
Sorry - I missed that detail.

I don't think think vCenter includes any install switches beyond the MSI basics. You might be able to edit the MSI package directly to see if the CPU limit is code in there - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/255905. I've done that in the past with other software to get around an OS check.

_________________
Dave Mishchenko
VMware vExpert 2009-2013
Image
Now available - VMware ESXi: Planning, Implementation, and Security
Also available - vSphere Quick Start Guide


Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:50 am
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 4 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Designed by STSoftware for PTF.