Step By Step Guide How to install VMware ESXi 5.5 within VirtualBox 4.2.18 on Windows 8.1 x64
This article explains how to installVMware ESXi 5.5 in a VirtualBox4.2.18 on Windows 8.1 x64.
To install and use ESXi 5.5, your hardware and system resources must meet the following
1 ESXi 5.5 will install and run only on serverswith 64-bit x86 CPUs.
2 ESXi 5.5 requires a host machine with at least two cores.
3 ESXi 5.5 supports only LAHF and SAHF CPU instructions.
4 ESXi 5.5 requires the NX/XD bit to be enabled for the CPU in the BIOS.
5 ESXi requires a minimum of 4GB of physical RAM. Provide at least 8GB of RAM to take full advantage
of ESXi features and run virtual machines in typical production environments.
6 To support 64-bit virtual machines, support for hardware virtualization (Intel VT-x or AMD RVI) must
be enabled on x64 CPUs.
7 One or more Gigabit or 10Gb Ethernet controllers. For a list of supported network adapter models
Create a Virtual Box for ESX to run within. Within “General” set type to Linux, version to Other Linux. This is very important stpes if you select any other guest OS you will get error message while installation. Such as,