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Running ESX inside a virtual machine residing on an ESX host fails (1030283)

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Running ESX in a virtual machine fails with errors.


Running VMware ESX in a virtual machine requires the outer virtual machine to be configured for running a VMware ESX guest operating system. You may not power on a virtual machine until the outer virtual machine is reconfigured.


Running ESX inside a virtual machine residing on an ESX host is not a supported configuration.


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05/01/2011 - Added instructions for changing the VM type.

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