Running Windows Server 2012 under ESX 4.1

By admin, December 4, 2012 13:10

I just saw this post, seemed someone got it working finally, I haven’t got time to try, if you did make it running, pls drop back a line, thanks.

Re: How to install windows 8 on esxi 4.1 ?

If you’d like to give it a shot, download the attached file and add the following options to your configuration file:

bios440.filename = “<full path to rom image>”
mce.enable = TRUE
cpuid.hypervisor.v0 = FALSE
vmGenCounter.enable = FALSE

Attachments:
bios.440.rom (512.0 K)

Solution:

Stop error 0×109: CRITICAL_STRUCTURE_CORRUPTION on a VMWare virtual machine

https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/2060019?sliceId=1&dialogID=158133794&docTypeID=DT_KB_1_1&stateId=0+0+158145165

To work around this issue, manually create a CPUID mask for the affected virtual machines:

To manually create a CPUID mask for the affected virtual machines:
  1. Power off the virtual machine.
  2. Right-click the virtual machine and click Edit Settings.
  3. Click the Options tab.
  4. Select CPUID Mask under Advanced.
  5. Click Advanced.
    • For Intel:
      • Under the Register column, locate the edx register under Level 80000001.
      • Paste this into the value field:—-:0—:—-:—-:—-:—-:—-:—-For example:

        cpuid.80000001.edx = —-:0—:—-:—-:—-:—-:—-:—-