There is definitely a performance penalty for running ESXi as a guest OS.
I don't think the hardware virtualization features of the CPU can be
passed on to an ESXi guest, which also means no 64-bit guests inside the
Suggest reading the notes on this blog:
On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 13:59, Aaron Peeler <aaron_pee...@ncsu.edu> wrote:
> Definitely doable.
> Also might be worth doing it within a ESXi server. Nested hypervisor -
> possibly a bit better control on which networks are visible.
> With the connection methods in the next release, you could define
> vsphere client as the connection method.
> Aaron P.
> On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 1:33 PM, Dmitri Chebotarov <dcheb...@gmu.edu>
> > Hi, All
> > Is it posible to add ESXi 4.1 image to VCL, so users can make reservation
> > for ESXi 4.1 server?
> > May be someone else already has it working…. May be there is separate
> > for ESXi support?
> > I have configured xCAT/VCL and I'm able to reload a blade with ESXi 4.1
> > using kickstart script via Manage Computers.
> > But when a user makes reservation for ESXi 4.1 - it fails. So far it
> > for two reasons - no Public interface and cannot create user on ESXi
> > VCL is using Linux.pm module and ESXi doesn't support it.
> > Thanks.
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