[Chugalug] OT: esxi 5.5 and winxp 32

Matt Keys mk6032 at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 18 10:40:09 UTC 2013

Meh... in retrospect I should have stuck with 5.1. Thanks for the tip on 
virt hw 10 -- that's good to know! It may be time to switch back to kvm 
until I have a need for the essentials license.

On 10/17/2013 07:37 PM, Reed Gregory wrote:
> Well, you could get the either essentials bundle which are fairly 
> reasonable on price.  Another note on people using 5.5 in a 
> stand-alone or free version setup is that you should NOT upgrade the 
> virtual hardware of your virtual machines to version 10.  If you do 
> then you can no longer edit the virtual machine config using the 
> client.  The 5.5 thick-client can not edit virt-hw version 10.  It 
> tells you to use vsphere web client.... which if it is the free 
> version, you don't have access to.
> On Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 6:10 PM, Matt Keys <mk6032 at yahoo.com 
> <mailto:mk6032 at yahoo.com>> wrote:
>     Just a heads up that I discovered winxp 32 bit isn't compatible
>     with the new vsphere 5.5 client. I'm pretty sure it's because of
>     http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2049143 , but that refers to the real
>     vsphere server whereas I'm connecting at the host level with the
>     client. This is the error I get :
>     http://www.mattkeys.net/winxp32_esxi55.png . The same machine
>     using 5.1 client worked just fine, there are no
>     network/firewall/av issues to note. My clients installed on Win 7
>     and 8 machines are working fine. Also note the "you won't see all
>     the new snazzy features of 5.5 with the real client" message. It
>     seems like they're pushing you to the web client, which requires a
>     vsphere server (standard/enterprise) license does it not?
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